IY-squareAfter graduating from Bowdoin College in 2009, I spent one more summer on Martha’s Vineyard and ended up in Aspen, Colorado cooking by night and skiing by day.  That’s when I heard about Mano en Mano | Hand in Hand, an organization that serves immigrant and farmworker communities in Downeast Maine.

I’ve been Mano en Mano’s Executive Director since 2010 and in the past few years, we’ve continued to provide much-needed social services and advocacy for our constituency, built Maine’s first affordable housing project for farmworkers, and run educational programs across Washington County for migrant students (including, most recently, a summer program called the Blueberry Harvest School which served 130 students in 2013).

I’m also a Boatswain’s Mate in the U.S. Coast Reserve and am currently assigned to Station Southwest Harbor as a Response Boat Coxswain.

Here you can view my digital résumé and access links to various press appearances. While it isn’t active right now, there are some archived blog postings too. Finally, you can read my speech from Bowdoin’s Commencement of the Class of 2009, find out more about my 2008 semester in Havana (travel notes), or see recent pictures on Flickr.

Thanks for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you.