I'm a Tulsa native that decided to return home after grad school. I'm a weekly front desk volunteer that, like so many, came to the center to volunteer in November in a sense of political shock. However, I wasn't quite prepared to find such a diverse and thriving community at OKEQ. I'm running for the board to give back to an organization and group of people that has given me so much in such short order and so wonderfully serves so many in a complex political and social environment. The specific skill set I believe will be useful at this point is my past in political organizing/engagement. I worked on the Obama campaign in Ohio in 2008 and currently serve on the Affirmative Action Committee for the Oklahoma Democratic Party, am involved in the Tulsa County Democratic Party and am helping to explore the formation of a more official LGBTQIA+ group in the party. I'm willing to put in the work to organize to protect and expand the rights of our community. I'm committed to listening to and understanding the needs of a widely varying group of individuals and identities and converting that into action on a political level. Tanda (my furry friend that joins me at the front desk) and I hope to see you at the center!