I have spent most of my career working to promote justice in services and systems that impact children and families. Having raised two children who were privileged to experience all the best that the Evanston public schools and community has to offer, I am deeply committed to ensuring that ALL of Evanston’s children experience the full benefit of those resources and have the opportunity to thrive.
An educator, sociologist, and student of life and people, I bring a decade of analytical and problem-solving experience to EC2C's goals of establishing and creating impact that improves people's lives in Evanston. I’ve never met a graph I didn't like and, as a qualitative researcher, I find great value and joy in the story each person can tell about life and how to live it.
I am a storyteller. From a young age, I was always curious and asking questions. That curiosity led me to pursuing journalism, starting in high school until today. My career for the last 10 years has been storytelling. Whether it was WTTW, WGN-TV or Chicago Theological Seminary, I have been telling the stories of so many people, places and issues. That is my intent with EC2C. To tell the story of this dynamic operation, it’s people and the community it serves.
Since joining the EC2C team in Summer 2019, my passion for educational equity has continued to grow. I’m grateful to be a part of a team that works towards collective impact, academic readiness, and finding resources that benefit our Evanston families and children. When I am not at EC2C, I lead the Books & Breakfast program at Dewey Elementary.
"As a United Way Americorps Service Member, my role is to assist individuals and families of the Evanston community through outreach at The Learning Bridge Early Education Center. Our focus is improving equity in early childhood care and I hope that my experience as an educator will help to facilitate change in our neighborhoods during the 2019 - 2020 school year."