About

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Public servant with over 25 years of experience managing in government, social services, and non-profit organizations. A professional with strong interpersonal and organizational skills with a keen ability to multitask a variety of challenges and responsibilities.

EDUCATION
PHD. Workshops and Seminars, International Studies In Progress
University of Chicago

Masters of Arts, Political Science/Criminal Justice Expected graduation: Fall 2018
Governor State University, Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science Graduated 1994
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

WORK & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Volunteer
One Northside, Chicago, Illinois 2014-Present
• Make phone calls
• Organize protests for economic justice, housing, and disabilities
• Participate in orientations for direct actions
• Collect signatures for database

Volunteer
2012 – Present
Access Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
• Organize individuals with disabilities to advocate for services and supportive policies
• Build a coalition of leaders, advocates, and supporters
• Organize using phones, mailings, and protesting
• Spokesperson while lobbying state, county, and elected officials

Volunteer/Board Member
2008 – Present
Harold Washington Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
• Organize support to lobby the state in creating a state holiday in honor of Harold Washington’s birthday
• Make speeches throughout the state to key stakeholders
• Research federal, state, and local legislation

Volunteer
2007 – Present
Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP), Chicago, Illinois
• Organize a coalition of individuals to protest the mental health services cuts throughout Chicago
• Protest stakeholders about issues that affect people with disabilities
• Provide administrative support including phone calls, recruitment, and literature distribution

Teacher 1998 – 2001
Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois
• Administered an English program
• Substituted in high schools throughout the Chicago area
• Prepared lessons and provided a safe classroom that fostered learning

Case Manager 1996 – 1998
Kaleidoscope, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
• Provided services for housing, employment, and education to children with
developmental disabilities in the DCFS system
• Developed treatment plan for children in the program
• Completed intake and discharge and documented all interactions

Circuit Court Clerk 1990-1992
Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
• Served as Traffic Court Clerk, Criminal Court Clerk, Juvenile Court Clerk

Administrative Assistant 1988-1991
Office of the Mayor and Alderman, Chicago, Illinois
• Prepared documentation firemen and policemen hearings
• Confirmed and reported complaints about citywide services

Supervisor
1982-1986
Jury Commissioner’s Office, Chicago, Illinois
• Presorted mailings
• Shipping and Receiving

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