Bio for Poliana Biswas


Name: Poliana Biswas

Area: 9th Ward

How long have you lived in Lawrenceville? 14 years on Home Street (plus 6+ additional years since 1985)

Why did you move to/ stay in Lawrenceville? To be closer to family.

Current Employer/ Job Title: Purchasing Buyer for SynnexCorp.

Please list Community Service, Non-Profit, or Board Experience: I worked for the non-profit Afro-Brazilian arts organization Nego Gato from 2001-2006 (started as a volunteer, then became Asst. to Manager)

What makes Lawrenceville unique? Why? The people. I value the rich history & diversity of people that I have encountered throughout my years living in Lawrenceville.

What is was one thing you would like to work on within the neighborhood? Why? I am disappointed that so many people have been priced out of Lawrenceville due to sky rocketing housing costs. I would very much like to work to bring economic & social diversity back to the neighborhood.

What LU program or project most interests you? Why? The Inclusionary Zoning initiative. I strongly believe we need to make space for people of ALL economic backgrounds to call this neighborhood (and this city) home.

What is one fun fact that others might be surprised to know about you? I am currently taking ukulele lessons. And I own a purple ukulele.