Philadelphia Mayor's Office
Manager of Legislative Affairs
February 2024 - Present
Working to advance the Mayor and her cabinet's legislative priorities, I manage a portfolio of city departments and offices' interactions with local lawmakers. I also monitor legislation affecting the Administration, advise on legislative strategy, and draft legislation, executive orders, and memos for the Mayor and her cabinet.
Philadelphia City Council
Director of Policy and Legislation
June 2021 - February 2024
Having led the policy teams of three Philadelphia City Councilmembers — Bobby Henon (6th District), Cindy Bass (8th District), and now Anthony Phillips (9th District) — I've written over 80 pieces of legislation. Dozens have become law. I coordinated with the Mayor's Office, Department Commissioners, other legislative offices, and government attorneys to advance legislation. I also supervised staff and interns on the policy team.
Greg Scott for PA
February 2022 - January 2023
As the senior policy advisor to the candidate, I advised on statewide legislative affairs, crafting his policy platform, and communicating that platform. The candidate's campaign was successful.
Director of Policy and Research
August 2020 - July 2022
I supervised a team of four people and routinely wrote briefs to update staffers on education-related developments. Some briefs were published in education newspapers and released in social-media-friendly graphics. I also oversaw UrbEd’s education research projects.
Pennsylvania State Senate
June 2018 - October 2020
While working for Senator Sharif Street, I authored over a hundred legislative analyses, over eighty letters, and four co-sponsorship memorandums. I also met with numerous special interest groups and drafted several pieces of legislation — one passed with the unanimous consent of the Pennsylvania Senate. For my “effectively analyzed legislation” and being a “fervent advocate for education reform,” I received a citation from the Pennsylvania Senate in 2018.