Carl, better known as CJ, is a long-time resident of District 4. Born and raised in Dorchester, he is very familiar with the cultures and demographics of the district, and has personal experiences with many of the issues facing the community, including displacement, poverty, and public safety. Despite all this, CJ understands and values the history and culture within his neighborhood that makes it the beauty it is today.
Motivated by his life experience and his passion for social equity and justice, CJ graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2017 with a major in Criminal Justice. In 2017, he became a fellow of the Howard Rye Institute, working on issues of social equity and justice, and in 2018, joined Council President Andrea Campbell's office as a neighborhood liaison.
CJ loves to read, work with youth, play basketball, and volunteer throughout the City. Through his time at City Hall, he hopes to gain the knowledge and resources that will aid him in empowering the very communities that he comes from to create a better Boston.