April Parker is a candidate for District D of the Raleigh City Council. Before running for office, she worked on the Second Chance Act, the First Step Act, and the Next Step Act in the North Carolina General Assembly. During her time in graduate school, she worked as the Western NC Field Director for Marsy's Law for NC where she managed and executed events in more than 24 counties. She also worked as a regulation specialist for a General Electric start-up company that used drones to detect harmful levels of oil and gas emissions. She recently graduated with a Master’s in Liberal Arts in Extension Studies, with a concentration in Government, from Harvard University. She has also earned Professional Graduate Certificate in International Security from Harvard. Before enrolling in graduate school, she attended North Carolina State University where she earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science. April is passionate about inspiring change at the municipal level and plans to use her work and academic experience to cultivate and implement innovative policies to best serve the residents of District D.