Romaine Waite

Romaine Waite
2015 Candidate for Cambridge City Council

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60 Lawn St. #5
Cambridge, MA 02138

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60 Lawn St. #5
Cambridge, MA 02138
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I was raised in Cambridge. My family immigrated from Jamaica to Massachusetts when I was a child. I grew up in public housing, attended Fletcher-Maynard Academy for elementary school, and Buckingham, Browne & Nichols for high school.

I have always believed in working to strengthen communities. My family and service experience has fueled much of my desire to run for Cambridge City Council. In elementary school I found my passion for service in the Young Heroes and City Heroes programs run by City Year. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, I continued to work building stronger communities through the creation of a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with an Arts component (STEAM) program with the National Society of Black Engineers, of which I am the current Technology OutReach Community Help (TORCH) Committee Director of Partnerships & Resources. We partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia.

I graduated with a dual major resulting in a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. As I developed a body of work centering around mechatronics and robotics; I subsequently founded Nananke, a community-centric tech company by developing the Cadet Platform which is a service working to impassion students in STEM, Creative Arts, and Public Enterprise.

Today, in Cambridge, I am an active member of several community groups: The Goree House, The Port Cafe, and the Flash Seminars discussion group. I have anchored my focus on the following:

  • Emphasizing market independent job development through economic empowerment
  • Promoting community-centric hands-on education through STEAM programming
  • S.M.A.R.T. housing development goals that maximize community retention through honest communication with investors and developers so we can protect the interests of the families in our community

The current climate in our city is such that it mandates, unavoidably, a spirit of collaboration to elevate voices of concern as the continuous desire to develop dominates the landscape. I am running for office on a SLATE because of the progressive collaborative mentality, the diverse representation, strong grounding in STEM, the problem solver approach to policy, and the underlying consensus on the importance of public servants who put in the work. It would be an honor to serve you Cambridge.

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