I am incredibly excited to be a member of the Center for Rural Affairs team, where I am one piece of a large puzzle that can help create solutions for rural citizens.
Centered around grassroots organizing, my role involves connecting with constituents and community leaders and listening to what they have to say. My hope is to encourage them to share their voices with the representatives and institutions that shape their lives.
To me, a small town is the only home I can have. There is something special about knowing everyone you see and being part of a community woven together in so many ways. It is much more than the lack of traffic, affordable housing, and quiet evenings on the porch that make me love rural communities. It is the people and the unique connections between them that make these places special.