As a working mother of one and soon to be two, and as a mental health professional, I understand firsthand the impact that protecting the health and safety of working families has on the stability and well-being of our future generations.

I believe in the economic opportunities that higher education presents and obtained a graduate degree and subsequently a professional license to continue career growth for the benefit of our family.

Starting or growing a family should not be economically punished. Working mothers are already affected by huge disparities related to career development while trying to manage the unique challenges of family planning.

I became a paid leave advocate because I believe we should demonstrate that we care about the future of Americans’ health by caring about it now, especially during these times of economic and healthcare stressors due to the worldwide effects of COVID-19.

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