Representative Maria D. Robinson
Maria Duaime Robinson was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2018. She brings to the State House a decade of experience working in the clean, advanced energy industry. Her experience ranges from working with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources deploy solar panels at municipal water and wastewater facilities to working in state legislatures and agencies in over half of the country to advocating on clean air regulations to providing expert testimony in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Representative Robinson also worked for now-Governor Jay Inslee during his term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania (think: the Office), Maria is the child of public servants and union members, Stephen and Denyse Duaime. She is a lifetime Girl Scout, served on the boards of the Framingham Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Framingham Library, and is an elected member of the Framingham Democratic Town Committee. Maria is an adoptee and is the first Korean-American elected to the state legislature. She is the only elected member appointed to the U.S. EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee which oversees the technical implementation of the federal Clean Air Act.
Maria holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B. in Chemical Engineering) and the University of Tulsa (Masters of Energy Law). She lives in Framingham with her husband, Matt, their children, their dog Guinness, and Maria's parents.
Shannon Alessandroni, Legislative Aide
A Massachusetts native, Shannon is a proud (and early) graduate of Suffolk University, where she studied Government and Spanish. Previously, she interned in Katherine Clark's district office on constituent services and served as campaign manager for Mary Ann Stewart, candidate for state representative. Shannon is passionate about the Massachusetts Girls' State program, which teaches high school-aged young women about government, helping them to become more active and engaged citizens.
Shannon is fluent in Spanish.