Meet Zoe, SHV Executive Director since 2013.
Why did you join Stop Handgun Violence?
During law school, I volunteered for Stop Handgun Violence. When a position came open I was thrilled to apply and receive it. I have been with SHV for six years and love getting to be a part of the solution to gun violence.
What is your most memorable SHV event?
I can’t choose just one. For the last four years we have been the national coordinator of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. In its inaugural year, over 5,000 musicians participated at 350 events in 43 states. Standing back stage at the Beacon Theater watching Jackson Browne play as 350 simultaneous events were happening was a highlight.
The second most memorable event was the student-led 50 Miles More Massachusetts march from Worcester to Springfield. Just days before the march I lost a close friend to gun violence. Walking in my friend’s memory with amazing student activists and adult volunteers was incredibly healing.
What’s your favorite MA destination?
I love walking to the top of the Bunker Hill monument, watching Red Sox games at Fenway, running on the Charles River and getting all the snacks from Russo’s in Watertown.
I have lived in 10% of the states in the US.
Celebrate Zoe’s commitment to end gun violence and join her at the 25th Anniversary party on October 24!