Vatsady’s family arrived in the U.S. as Lao refugees when she was 4.5 years old. Her parents started over as janitors and factory workers. So, she knew early on the barriers she had to overcome. Vatsady is running for City Council to continue increasing equitable access to opportunities for all and bring diverse voices to the decision-making table. She fought for such a vision in her law practice advising small businesses and immigrants and as the Policy Director for Boston District 7, partnering with diverse communities on issues relating to housing, economic development and education. Vatsady wants to translate these experiences into concrete actions for Cambridge residents. Vatsady is an attorney, community advocate and mother.