GLEN ROCK, N.J. – A neuroscientist made history in Glen Rock last week.
Arati Kreibich became the first South Asian to be elected to the Glen Rock Borough Council.
The Democrat, who will be sworn in to office in January, feels that by being the first South Asian on the council, she can help residents feel welcome and heard.
“Because I know and have felt what it is like to be overlooked, it is important to me to listen to those in our community who do not feel heard,” Kreibich said.
“I think our voters connected with this, and I hope that knowing that someone on Council has shared these experiences will help our residents feel more welcome and more empowered to engage with our government. This in turn will make us a stronger, more connected community,” she said.
Kreibich said she will bring her life experience “as a scientist, and immigrant, a woman, a parent and a concerned citizen” to the council.
Kreibich has worked in academic, corporate, and nonprofit environments, and currently directs research programs for a nonprofit.
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