I am Onjalé Scott Price, a proud member of the Falmouth Community running for Select Board. I first came to Falmouth 10 years ago for a summer job – and I just kept coming back. Falmouth was truly ‘love at first visit’. The more time I spent here and the more people I met, the more my love for Falmouth grew. I met most of my closest friends and my husband here – which I think speaks to the caliber of people who are from or come to live in Falmouth.
My undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering came from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and I have completed some coursework in environmental and marine sciences, along with being an alumni of SEA Semester (Class C-238). I have worked a variety of jobs ranging from a civil engineer for my hometown of Moreno Valley, CA and a program manager for a Historically Black College/University to being the coordinator and now co-director of the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program (PEP) and currently the Chief Operating Officer of Mizar Imaging in Woods Hole. Last summer I went back to school and received my Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University.
I have a passion for being active and serving in the community. I am committed and active in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) outreach, and have proudly served in AmeriCorps. Until recently I was also a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program of Cape Cod and the Islands.
As a longstanding member of the Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee, I am the website moderator and often the chair for Juneteenth, Jearld Lecture, and the Listen Up! series. For the past 3 years I have also been co-chair of the Woods Hole Black History Month Committee. In 2018 I was honored to receive the John K. Bullard Diversity Award for the work I have done to make the Woods Hole Scientific Community more diverse and inclusive.
For the past two years I have served the broader Falmouth community on the Falmouth Affordable Housing Committee, one of the most profound issues facing our town. I also co-host and co-produce a FCTV show called “The Conversation” with Rev. Will Mebane, where we have open and honest conversations about issues surrounding race.
My husband, André, and I were fortunate to purchase a wonderful home at Jenkins Pond in precinct 9.
None of us have any control over where we are born, and likely not much over where we are raised. But as adults, we can choose where we want to be. Falmouth is where my husband and I purchased our home. Falmouth is where we want to grow our family. Falmouth is where we want to be. Falmouth is where we chose to be.
I am committed to our town’s continued health, safety and welfare. I will bring to the position of Select Board the qualities – respect, compassion, and integrity – that the people of Falmouth expect and deserve.
Onjalé in the Media
- The Conversation– A show co-hosted and co-produced with FCTV by The Rev. Will Mebane and Onjalé Scott Price, the program provides a timely dialogue on race with a local focus.
- Falmouth Resident Chairs Revenue Working Group For Affordable Housing – Falmouth Enterprise Article
- The Black History I Carry With Me – Onji’s op-ed in The Boston Globe
- Onjalé Scott Price on LinkedIn
- Barbara Kanellopoulos talks with Onjalé Scott Price, candidate for Falmouth, MA, Select BoardVote for Onji Campaign Video