Interested in working in government or running for office? Join us for a career chat over a pizza lunch with Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu '07, JD '12. First elected to the Boston City Council in November 2013 at the age of 28, Wu is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the Council, and in January 2016, became the first woman of color to serve as Council President.
As a former restaurant owner, legal services attorney, and legal guardian of her younger sister, Wu understands firsthand the barriers that families and communities face. She has a background in community advocacy, having provided legal advice to low-income small business owners, as well as worked on immigration law cases for survivors of domestic violence. In 2016, Councilor Wu was honored as one of Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and as part of Marie Claire magazine’s New Guard: The 50 Most Influential Women in America.