Mayor Wu announced today she's appointed Chantal Lima Barbosa to the Boston School Committee to fill out the remaining four months of the term of Lorena Lopera, who resigned earlier this year.
Barbosa, a BPS alum, is the first Cabo Verdean woman to serve on committee.
Barbosa graduated as valedictorian at Burke High school, and has a master's in higher education and administration from UMass Amherst.
She served as a Neighborhood Services liaison to Dorchester and the Cabo Verdean communities under Mayor Walsh. Earlier this year, she became a director of recruitment at Duet, a non-profit affiliated with the University of Southern New Hampshire but with a center in Boston that helps people earn a college degree.