Hometown: Evanston, Illinois
Education: Bachelor of Sociology, Harvard University | Master of Social Studies Education, Teachers College
Hobbies: I love all kinds of crafts and sewing, and make lots of costumes for my kids. I used to be a volunteer doula and attended a dozen births at different Chicago hospitals. My husband has a business making escape room-type puzzles, so we do a lot of puzzles in our house! I also love complicated board games, murder mysteries and the Great British Baking Show.
Who are you?
I am the Writer + Project Manager. I write our grant proposals and reports to our funders, and help with other major writing projects.
What makes your job great?
I love grant writing because I think of it as a puzzle to solve. Every grant gives me the challenge of finding the right words to truly capture the work that we do, while responding to the very specific interests of our funders and staying within tight word limits on a strict deadline. I love the challenge!
When did you come to Healthy Schools Campaign?
Why did you join Healthy Schools Campaign?
I was excited to have so many opportunities to write and edit interesting things at an organization whose mission was important to me.
Where does your motivation come from?
I am a former teacher, and a current CPS parent, so I know first-hand how much impact the school environment can have on a child — and how much inequality exists in the school system. I want to do anything I can do to ensure that all children have access to schools where they can learn and thrive.