My name is Louisa. I have been with Street Sights for about three and a half years, ever since I moved to Providence to go school at Brown University. I was born in Portland, Maine, and before coming to Rhode Island I lived in a small town outside of Portland with my parents, younger brother, and our yellow lab.
I got involved with Street Sights through a Brown student group called HOPE, or Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere. Back in the fall of 2007, Street Sights was a lot smaller than it is today, but I was immediately hooked. I have loved getting to know all the people I meet through Street Sights, and it’s always fun when someone new comes to our meetings.
I worked on my school newspaper in high school but hadn’t been involved with homelessness in Maine. I love getting a chance to work for something so important to the community while doing something I enjoy. The issues of homelessness and housing have become very important to me, and I strongly believe that everyone has the right to a safe place to live.
I’m currently the assistant managing editor at Street Sights, which basically means that I do everything I can to help out the other editors (while trying to keep a little bit of time for my schoolwork too!). I’ve seen Street Sights grown and change so much over the past few years, and I am so proud to have been a part of it.