Ms. Araujo is the Executive Director of the American City Coalition which is committed to providing thought leadership and technical assistance to advance multi-sector and multi-stakeholder partnerships that focus investments to improve the quality of life for Roxbury families. She has served as the Executive Director of Boston Connects, Inc., where she was responsible for implementing the economic and human development goals of Boston’s federal Empowerment Zone. One product of this investment, Crosstown Development Phase I, has spurred increased economic opportunity in Lower Roxbury. During her decade at the Boston Planning and Development Agency, she was a Senior Planner and later the Deputy Director of Neighborhood Planning and Zoning. In these positions she crafted the zoning for Allston-Brighton, East Boston, St. Vincent's, Charlestown, Mattapan and West Roxbury, among others. Prior to her Boston experience, she was a Planner in the New York City Department of City Planning's Waterfront Division.
Ms. Araujo has been a Roslindale resident since 1988. She holds an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Pratt Institute.
Appointing Authority: Mayoral At-Large