My personal commitment to supporting my community includes:

  • Wish Granter, fundraiser, volunteer interviewer, task force member, and special projects lead, Make A Wish Illinois

    • Named Volunteer of the Month, May 2017

    • Led Giving Tuesday Fundraiser with the highest results 2018

    • Rebranding task force on customer journey 2018

  • Board Member, Mary Crane Centers Chicago

    • The Mary Crane Center promotes the comprehensive early development of children through school-readiness programs, personal enrichment activities, and family support services.

  • Mentoring University of Illinois at Champaign Business School students

  • Recognized by Crazy Good Turns podcast by Frank Blake for impactful volunteerism

  • Mentor for LinkedIn and Ivy Execs

  • Supporting the career-planning needs of students, veterans and first-responders, pro bono

  • Tutoring as part of after-school programs for at-risk students at Hope Center Omaha

  • Animal adoption, foster family and volunteer for the Humane Society

  • Leading the effort to teach reading to inner-city students via Time to Read, Los Angeles

  • Leading after-school programs to support Competitive Speech at both the high school and collegiate level

  • Volunteer at ALS, MS, Breast Cancer, and Make a Wish fundraising events

  • Volunteer and mentor at Curt's Cafe, Evanston, IL helping to develop career paths and ongoing support for at risk teens

  • Business and retail mentor at Ivy Execs and Harvard Business Review Advisory Council

  • Election Judge and Technology Supervisor, Cook County Board of Elections

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