Please get to know Senator Becca Rausch's fantastic team. Every member of Senator Rausch's State House Team works on legislation and policy. Each team member also has a niche area of responsibility and focus.

You can reach any member of the team by calling our State House office at (617) 722-1555, and follow along with our work with our "Demystifying the State House" series and on social media with #BeccaBunch.

Caroline Sherrard
Chief of Staff

Caroline graduated from Tufts University with a Political Science and Community Health degree. She first worked in the House for Representative Mary Keefe from Worcester and then for  Representative Byron Rushing. As Chief of Staff, Caroline keeps the office running on all cylinders and serves as the Senator's primary advisor.

Gretchen Van Ness
General Counsel

As General Counsel and Legislative Director, Gretchen manages all of the Senator's lawmaking work and serves as the Senator's chief legal advisor.

Alana Westwater
Outreach Director

A Framingham native, Alana grew up with close ties to the District and worked as the Field Director for the Senator’s campaign in 2018. Alana currently lives in Newburyport with her boyfriend and spends her free time learning to snowboard and going to farmers markets. As Outreach Director, Alana maintains strong relationships throughout the District and manages all constituent services.

Evan Berry
Legislative Aide

A Medfield native and graduate of McGill University, Evan first collaborated with Team Rausch as a field organizer for the 2018 coordinated Democratic campaign. He is a 2019 New Leaders Council fellow, Americorps alum, Fulbright scholar, and avid potlucker. As Legislative Aide, Evan is the go-to team member for the widest variety of work, including administrative support, constituent services, and managing the Senator's calendar.

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