I’m the Green Party representative for Stillorgan local electoral ward, for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. I was first elected in 2019. Having grown up in Stillorgan, it is an honour to represent my ward in the Council.
Since being elected I have worked for the prioritisation of childcare facilities in residential developments, ensured that a ‘night-time economy’ policy was included in the County Development Plan and fought for safe, segregated cycle lanes across the County.
A more environmentally friendly community is a healthier and happier one. I am committed to fighting for that change in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.
In addition to my work on the Council, I work as an advisor to Minister Ossian Smyth, TD for Dún Laoghaire. I ran for a seat on the NUI Panel in the 2020 Seanad elections.
As a member of the Green Party, I have long fought for climate action and have prioritised a scientific approach to policymaking.
I campaigned for equality as the co-founder of the ‘Scientists for Yes’ platform and as a consultant in the ‘Together for Yes’ campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment.
I am a lifelong advocate for animal welfare, and have campaigned against bullfighting and all cruelty to animals. I have been vegan for more than a decade.
I am a mother to two young children. I have used my role as a County Councillor to make it easier and safer to breastfeed in public.
I spent over a decade working as a science communicator across the public and private sectors. Science has a crucial role to play in policymaking and in climate action. The pandemic has laid bare the dangers of misinformation, tackling Covid-19 and climate change requires tackling this misinformation.
I am graduate of University College Dublin and the University of Edinburgh.