Nancy Ryan

Nancy Ryan was born in New Bedford and moved to Cambridge in 1980 to begin her work as Director of the City of Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women. She has lived in the Port for forty years and worked in partnership with the Margaret Fuller House through her role as Director of the Women’s Commission and as a member of the Area 4 Neighborhood Coalition. After retiring from the Commission in 2006, Ryan has continued her local activism with the ACLU and as a founder of the Cambridge Residents Alliance.

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