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A first-time candidate for Cambridge City Council, Olivia D’Ambrosio has a background in professional arts and is running on a platform that places art at the center of public policy. After completing her BA from Amherst College in Theatre and Dance, D’Ambrosio obtained an MFA in Acting from Brown and has studied at Boston University in Arts Administration. Her professional work also focuses on the arts, and she served as an adjunct instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Music and Theatre Arts. D’Ambrosio argues that the arts are a key component of Cambridge’s civic identity and that they serve important economic functions in society.
Apart from the arts, D’Ambrosio is also campaigning to prepare Cambridge for the effects of climate change, advance rights for women and vulnerable communities, and provide affordable housing for Cantabrigians.
The Crimson was unable to schedule an interview with D’Ambrosio by press time.