Bio: Randi lives in Hamden with her husband, son and two dogs. She has two adult sons and two granddogs who live nearby. The light of her life is her grandson, born in August, 2012. Randi worked part-time and full-time while raising her sons and welcomes the opportunity to show newer moms that having a working mom does not necessarily mean a child will be messed up for life.
For the last 21 years, she has been an attorney at one of Connecticut’s legal aid organizations, specializing in Medicaid and Social Security disability. The work is challenging and inspiring. It manifests her belief in the concept of distributive justice: that the gifts we are blessed to be born with have no real meaning unless they are used for the betterment of all. She loves helping people and trying to change the world.
Randi is active in her Union (National Organization of Legal Services Workers). She saw the magic of Union solidarity when she was saved from being laid off in 1994. Since that time, she has served on the Negotiating and Executive Committees of the Union, both life-changing experiences.
Her passion is attending live music shows and listening to music of all kinds. She also likes to knit, shop online and yell at the TV/radio about politics.
Tip for Other Working Moms: “Take videos of your children as often as possible. Photos are great but there is nothing seeing them learn to ride their bikes and hearing those little excited voices.”