To the editor;
Growing up in a multi-generation Italian household in Fairfield taught Carla Volpe an important lesson, “Speak up for yourself or you won’t be heard.” She’s been doing just that since we met in our freshman year at Fairfield High School. She advocated for equal rights for women and LGBTQ+ citizens at a time when it wasn’t popular to do so. She went on to college and became president of her sorority encouraging young women to seek out their own voice. Then, she became a teacher and was able to share her love of art and acceptance with children.