No FSU member needs to be reminded that public education is under attack—in multiple ways on the national scene and in some very particular and pernicious ways in Massachusetts. I am running for this seat to try to contribute in some small way to the ongoing effort to make sure that the power of our collective work is focused both on the largest-scale policy issues and the most urgent local and individual concerns. I have been a tenured faculty member at UMB since I arrived in 2010 (and for many years before that at Babson College) but the first four years of my working life were as an adjunct instructor at Trinity College. I draw from the memories of that time, and from my more recent work life, as I place my name in nomination to represent all of my colleagues on our dynamic, complex campus.