Michelle Wu is many things. She’s an active member of the City Council, an advocate for transparency in our city leadership, and most of all, a mother. Honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, all great woman have a story. Growing up, Michelle Wu fought and overcame language, cultural, social, and economic walls that presented great problems in all aspects of her life. Despite these barriers, in 2003 she graduated High School as class valedictorian and was offered a scholarship to study at Harvard College. In the first half of her life, she exemplified great perseverance and showed capability of overcoming the greatest hardships life presented. She took care of her sick mother suffering from mental illness and on top of that, provided a warm environment for both of her sisters. However, Michelle Wu was not always exposed to a world government and politics. At first, she worked for providing legal advice to low-income small business owners and even represented survivors of domestic violence in immigration law cases at the Boston Medical Center’s Medical-Legal Partnership. Her first exposure to what government really is, was her time working for Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino as a Rappaport Fellow in and Law and Public Policy where she created the city’s first guide to the restaurant permitting process from beginning to end. This experience, and others, motivated her to run for City Council for the hope of providing immediate change in order to help all families. On November 2013, Michelle Wu, at age 28, was elected to serve on the Council. She is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the City Council and currently, one of the youngest member there. Up until recently, she had been the President of the City Council and carries the title as being the first woman of color to ever serve as Council President. Michelle Wu has already accomplished so much in her life so far. She was the leading sponsor of Boston’ Paid Parental Leave ordinance and Healthcare Equity ordinance which prohibited discrimination based on gender identity. She authored Boston’s Communications Access ordinance which aids non-native speakers by guaranteeing translation, interpretation, and assistive technology for access to city services. The question is, what hasn’t she already done at such a young age and what will she do in the future?