I grew up around New Jersey and Boston, and moved to Chicago 10 years ago
Where do you work?
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Niles Township District for Special Education
What is your position?
Why did you become a member of YPC?
The field I work in is relatively small, I wanted to expand my professional network throughout Chicago. Learning about other industries/professionals is exciting, and the possibility to meet new people and to learn more made joining YPC a no-brainer.
What do you believe is the most important issue facing the Chicago business community?
The most important issue facing the Chicago business community is variety. Chicago is known for specific business professions, and needs to open itself up to all different types of industries and niches. Collaboration and integration among fields is an innovative way to look at Chicago business and how to best serve each other within.
What is your favorite song?
Klingande - Jubel
What is your favorite activity to do in Chicago?
I love going to stand-up comedy shows at Zanies, and even better if the comedian is at Chicago Theater. I also really like checking out new restaurants that come to town, Chicago never runs out of new places coming in. Music is my muse, so going to shows and experiencing live music in a variety of Chicago's venues is one of my favorite things to do.