THANK YOU, SUDBURY!
I am honored to become the newest member of the Goodnow Library Board of Trustees. I look forward to serving Sudbury. I am grateful for the tremendous support from so many engaged citizens. Thank you to each and every one of you for speaking to me about the library. Thank you for donating your time and energy collecting signatures, hosting a yard sign, writing a letter, or holding a sign on election weekend. Thank you for your commitment to Sudbury, and thank you for voting! It takes every one of us to make our democracy work. I can’t wait to get to work for our library and our community.
Our library is vital to our democracy.
Advancing this critical institution won’t just happen.
It takes care and dedication from citizens who will work together.
I will serve
I will ensure the library works for every member of our community. I will work in service of our library’s
vision to be responsive to community needs.
I will bring
As a parent who works full time, I am a voice for working families. As someone who has made a career in cross-cultural understanding, I listen, ask thoughtful questions, and seek context to understand others. I am an exceptional advocate, making me well suited for public service.
I will work cooperatively.
I will build bridges to make the library an inclusive
community hub. I will work with fellow Trustees, the
Library Director, Foundation, Friends, Sudbury town officials, and all stakeholders.
As a library trustee I will:
- work with fellow Trustees as a team, and collaborate effectively with the Library Director, Foundation, Friends, and Sudbury town officials
- contribute to library goal setting and provide objective evaluation of progress toward goals.
- oversee library governance, finance, personnel, service, and community relations
My experience and skills will make me an ideal trustee:
- I am an advocate.
- I seek to understand all perspectives.
- I ask lots of questions.
- I gather input and data.
- I am a problem-solver and sound decision-maker.
- I am calm under pressure.
I have 20 years of management and budget oversight in higher education. In my career as Director of International Education at Bentley University, my work is focused on developing students’ global knowledge, cross-cultural understanding, and foreign language skills. I am accustomed to working with diverse stakeholders to achieve our shared educational mission. I will bring the same energy to serving our library and our community.
I am comfortable making difficult decisions and taking ownership for them. My colleagues describe me as a strong advocate who de-escalates emotionally charged situations to solve problems. Leading my department requires balancing conflicting demands of multiple constituencies such as students, parents, administrators and alumni.
I earned an MBA from Bentley University and a BA in Economics and Spanish from Vanderbilt University, and I continue to be a lifelong learner.