Years in MCSP: 2004-2006
What have you been up to since graduation?
I lived and worked in Philadelphia for a few years, and then moved to Bloomington, Indiana to attend the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. I got my Masters in Public Affairs focusing in public finance and policy analysis, and then went to work for the federal practice of a big consulting firm in Washington, DC for two years. I then moved to Chicago, where I live now! I've worked in local government and nonprofits here, and absolutely love Chicago.
What are you currently doing now?
I am currently working as a Project Manager of Infrastructure Capital Controls for the Chicago Transit Authority, focusing on capital projects.
How do you integrate social justice into your life post-college?
I've integrated my belief in social justice into all of my post-Michigan decisions- going into public policy, working in nonprofits, and now focusing in local government. My work at the Transit Authority helps residents of Chicago have access to the jobs and resources they need, and I'm happy to be using my finance background to help my city run better for everyone.
What is your favorite memory about MCSP?
There are so many good ones- meeting all of my classmates for the first time when we moved in, multiple MCSP Alternative Spring Break Trips, driving Ginsberg Center vans to volunteer events...the list can go on forever. I have stayed close to many of the people I met in MCSP because of our shared believe in social justice and our wonderful shared memories.