I am thrilled to endorse candidate Summer Jones as she seeks to serve on the South Orange Village Board of Trustees.
Summer was a panelist for my #AuthenticConvos Tech Diversity event. I sought her out because of her role at Montclair State University, where she was instrumental in using technology to improve University services and better connect University faculty, administration, and the student body. Also, she came highly recommended for her ability to be relatable, informational, and empowering. I was not disappointed. Summer led the conversation with her professional expertise and connected with attendees by offering tactical advice. She emphasized the importance of diversity and creating opportunities for people to learn and apply their skillsets.
One thing we bonded over was the inclusion of arts in STEM. It was then that I learned of her love for the arts and her commitment to the community. In serving on the South Orange Performing Arts Center board, Summer and her fellow board members provided arts education to more than 7,000 area students.
She is a real gem. I encourage you to vote for Summer Jones.