Nina Liang is the first and only Chinese-American City Councilor elected in her hometown of Quincy, and currently serves as the first minority City Council President. Born in Quincy and raised by immigrant parents, she has experienced first-hand the challenges minority children and families face. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to be a part of community organizations that work to expand services to everyone in the city and those dedicated to addressing the needs of those who are new to both the language and customs of American culture. Having worked as the office manager and in operations within her family’s restaurant group, Nina also has the experience and perspective of a small business owner, helping to create jobs and opportunities locally. As City Councilor, Nina has worked to open the doors of government to every resident ensuring that their voices and concerns are heard. She has served on the boards of D.O.V.E, Maria Droste Counseling Services and Quincy Catholic Academy. She co-founded the Quincy Women’s Network, and currently serves on the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation and the State’s Asian American Commission. Nina understands that it takes collaborative efforts to ensure that government is representative of all of its people, and is invested in working to increase the diversity of voices in elected office.
Kat Cammarata is currently a candidate in the Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy program through the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass-Boston. Kat was a contributor to the Women’s Issues section of the UMass Daily Collegian, as well as employed at the Everywoman’s Center during her undergraduate studies at UMass-Amherst. For the last decade Kat has worked on progressive campaigns both locally and at the state level throughout Massachusetts, in hopes to get better representation in our State Legislature. A 2021 graduate of Emerge’s Campaign Manager training, Kat looks forward to the experience and knowledge this internship will bring.