Marianne is a PhD scientist, a community leader, and a compassionate neighbor, running for City Council in Chicago’s 46th Ward. She has spent most of her career working in sustainability. She has developed materials for carbon capture in the laboratory, reviewed bill language on chemical safety at the federal level, and managed one of the largest energy efficiency programs in the Northern Illinois market. She hopes to use her background to increase climate change resilience at the city level.
Marianne is also heavily involved in the community, serving on boards at a local school, park, and social service, and as a block club president. She aspires to be 46th Ward Alderperson because she feels strongly that her diverse ward should be inclusive and accessible for all members of the community, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or mental health status. Marianne is passionate about affordable housing and optimizing public transportation, including the Lake Shore Drive redesign plans.