Francesca is a daughter of immigrants, a mother, and a small-business owner. Her career, which stems from working as a server and dishwasher to executive chef and restaurant owner has made her an advocate and mentor of female and nonbinary culinary professionals. She is a proven leader who's made a difference in her community through empowering others. Her running for office was a call to action as she struggled alongside her community and the pandemic unleashed fear and injustices in her city, but also opportunity to make sure things don't go back to the way they were. She understands how economic inequities and systemic racism has led to many of the problems facing too many Wisconsinites today. As a restaurant owner directly affected by COVID-19, she will fight for policies to promote safe, worker empowered economic recovery and address the failing economic structures exposed by the pandemic. She will also advocate for racial equity and criminal justice reform, well-funded public education, affordable housing, climate justice accessible healthcare, and stronger labor rights.