Risa Silverman - new PSU Amherst Co-Chair

Risa Silverman
June 21, 2019

Risa Silverman, outreach director for the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, was elected in March to fill a vacant co-chair position for PSU Amherst.

My Dream for PSU is to build connections and power among all of us in PSU as well as strengthen connections to the other unions at UMass and in the region. This is a really important time for unions to work together.

First Goal: To get to know more PSU members by listening and learning from you. I love that PSU raises up and unites the staff on our campus.

What would you like members to know about you? I enjoy bringing people together and I like union work because we are practicing
democracy together. I am a mom with two daughters, ages 17 and 20.

What do you do in your free time? I am trying to make time to learn guitar, spend time outdoors, listen to live music and dance more.