Suffolk is home. It’s where I raised my two daughters, both of whom are proud graduates of Ward Melville HS. It’s where I work. For the past twenty-two years, I have taught at Stony Brook University, and for the past two and a half years, I have been the chair of the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook. Suffolk is where I built my life. But right now, DC politicians are pushing an agenda that hurts the place we love and the people we care about.
To protect Suffolk we have to fix Washington. As a mom and scientist…
I BELIEVE IN FACTS.
It’s a fact that climate change is wreaking havoc on Long Island. That’s why, in my research lab at Stony Brook, we have worked to create new organic semiconductors, and have studied how to use them to make solar energy more affordable and attainable. It's also why my Department, while I was Chair, brought in more than $22 million from the US Department of Energy to fund two Energy Frontier Research Centers to develop new batteries for energy storage. Increasing renewable energy production and storage is vital to combating climate change.
I BELIEVE IN FINDING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PRESSING PROBLEMS.
Too many young people can’t afford to come home to Long Island after graduation. To help create good-paying jobs in Suffolk for the 21st century, I collaborated with partners to develop programs at Stony Brook in entrepreneurship, including the innovative maker space called iCreate, which provides students with the tools to build, innovate, and redefine technological boundaries. To ensure that our kids can find good jobs with good benefits close to home, we need more opportunities in Suffolk.
I BELIEVE IN WORKING WITH EVERYONE WHO BRINGS GOOD IDEAS TO THE TABLE.
Whether in my work at Stony Brook or in the community, I know no one has a monopoly on good ideas. To find the solutions Suffolk needs we must do what Congress won’t: listen and work together.
TRUST THE FACTS, FIND SOLUTIONS, AND WORK WITH EVERYONE WITH GOOD IDEAS. THAT'S WHAT I'VE DONE MY ENTIRE LIFE, AND THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO IN CONGRESS.
With your help, I’ll make sure that everyone in Suffolk has quality affordable healthcare. I'll protect Suffolk’s waterways, upgrade our clean water infrastructure, and pass legislation to combat climate change. I'll work to pass strong, commonsense gun safety legislation to end the gun violence epidemic. I promise to fight tooth and nail to protect a woman’s right to choose. And I’ll fight to protect our tax dollars because we must do more to help Suffolk families.