I’m from Ohio but have lived in Chicago for over 8 years.
Where do you work?
Mediavest | Spark
What is your position?
Why did you become a member of YPC?
I became a member of YPC to improve my networking skills and to meet other young professionals around Chicago to help expand my professional network as well as meet new friends.
What do you believe is the most important issue facing the Chicago business community?
I am not sure about the overall community, but I think an issue that young professionals face is trying to relate to their superiors to maintain friendlier work relationships that allow for mentorships. Having a mentor is so important to help your career progress and to learn from someone who has already been where you are trying to get in your career. It can be difficult to find someone at an appropriate level who you connect with and trust to ask to be your mentor.
What is your favorite song?
I don’t typically have one, but my favorite album currently is Prince Royce’s Five album.
What is your favorite activity to do in Chicago?
I love to ride my bike and run around the various paths in and around the city and do open water swims in the summer at the beach, although they are usually in preparation for a triathlon.