Meet The Candidates

Linda Stork, Yeni Mendez Romero, and Nishad S. Datta are running for New Brunswick Board of Education on a platform to put our students first.


  • New Brunswick resident for 46 years, homeowner for 33 years
  • Bilingual Kindergarten teacher in New Brunswick for over 30 years, with certifications in Early Childhood, Elementary, Bilingual/Multicultural and ESL Education
  • Rutgers University Livingston College graduate with a degree in Urban Teacher Education
  • Master’s Degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from Trenton State College
  • Volunteer program provider at the New Brunswick Free Public Library

Lindy has a wealth of experience with the public education system in New Brunswick, both as an educator and as a parent.  Both of her children attended Lincoln, their neighborhood school.  Her daughter then went on to graduate from the Health Science Technology High School, and her son from the Vocational Technical High School in Piscataway.  Since retirement, Lindy has worked and volunteered with various children’s programs at the public library, and joined the board of the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library.  She has attended many school board meetings over the years, advocating for the students of New Brunswick, and looks forward to being part of a decision-making process that puts students first.


  • Parent of New Brunswick public school student
  • Attended New Brunswick school district
  • Middlesex County College graduate
  • Business owner on Livingston Avenue, first female entrepreneur in her family
  • Prior Youth Group leader at Holy Family Parish in New Brunswick

As a New Brunswick parent and a former student in New Brunswick public schools, Yeni understands the student point of view as well as parental concerns. Yeni is running to help bring back community integration with families and students together. Running her own business allows her the time and experience to put one hundred percent effort into developing ideas and modernizing our school system.


  • New Brunswick resident for 8 years, homeowner for 2 years
  • First South Asian and Bengali-American candidate for school board
  • Working class candidate who will fight for working class and immigrant families
  • Volunteer at Food Ministry at United Methodist Church

Nishad Datta is a community organizer who has been involved in advocacy work and activism since the days of Occupy Wall Street. Nishad’s family originally came to New Brunswick from India in 1991, and he is a second generation member of the city’s historic and world-renowned music scene. A new homeowner in New Brunswick, Nishad aims to represent the needs and concerns of young families and future parents of children attending city schools.