Gerly Adrien, candidate for state representative in the Democratic primary, will be hosting a free ice cream meet and greet in Everett Square, this Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Please come by and introduce yourself or ask Adrien questions.
“Many ask me why run for state rep. and not City Council or School Committee first. Let me address this now. The duties of a representative are clear: Listen to concerns of constituents, reduce challenges through legislative policies, and find resources to support our district. Together with other Massachusetts state representatives, who range from the age of 21 to 80-plus with a majority who have no political experience prior, your representative works to find practical solutions. An accessible representative is available for questions, has materials on legislation, and answers constituents’ questions in a timely manner. The perfect example of an accessible representative would be one who educates through town-hall meetings, bringing state government to the district level. This is what I want to bring to Everett. I know what it means to do this work. This isn’t my first time providing solutions, being accessible and most importantly, listening to others. My life story has prepared me for this run.”
Adrien has stated that she has been dedicated and committed to serving others. She is running for this seat because she will unite all of Everett and bring practical solutions.
Her parents, Magalie Aubourg and Jean Adrien (her name is a combination of half of their first names) bought their first home on Cedar Street, after living on 237 Ferry St. for a year. Adrien’s parents instilled in her and her two brothers the importance of faith and serving others, and she has carried that value with her wherever she has gone in life, where she continues to attend church every Sunday.
As a teen, Adrien was a youth organizer at Teen Empowerment, where she helped create positive, impactful events for youth, and worked as a summer intern at the Somerville Community Corporation, where she learned first-hand the importance of affordable housing.
After graduating from Saint Clement High School, Adrien attended one of the nation’s leading business schools, Bentley University, where she won the Hartnett Family Business Plan Award and was named a NABA Distinguished Collegian Scholar. A proud member of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Adrien also served as the president of the NABA chapter at Bentley, which received the NABA National Student Chapter Reporting Award during her tenure.
While working towards her Bachelor of Science Degree, Adrien continued her volunteer service as an English teacher for a local enrichment program and as a kindergarten teacher’s aide at a public school in Waltham, and in Ghana where she taught English to orphans.
Currently, Adrien is the Finance and Grants Manager for Boston University Medical Center’s Hematology and Oncology section, where she supports the researchers who are working to prevent and cure cancer, sickle cell and blood related diseases. Adrien is also a candidate for her MBA at Boston University, focusing on Finance and Health Sector Management. Previously, she worked at JPMorgan Chase, United South End Settlements, and at the U.S. Department of Defense for the Inspector General of the Navy.
Whatever she does, Adrien said she loves giving back. Every year, Adrien dedicates her birthday to her community. In various years she has: raised over $2,400 for the Brooklyn Steppers, an organization that supports arts performance education where she serves as a board member; given away backpacks and supplies to more than 100+ needy youth; and hosted a holiday appreciation dinner for 40 seniors in Everett. She is running again to continue the fight to improve education, economic development and quality of life for the people of Everett.
Adrien enjoys baking, traveling and watching movies with her fiancé, David Lindsey. Please contact Gerly at 617-835-8267 or [email protected] Election date is Tuesday, Sept. 4. The website is www.gerlyadrien.com.