I grew up in the Chicagoland area and attended Saint Louis University, where I graduated with a B.A. in History and Political Science. Upon graduation, I returned to Chicago to begin work as a Corps member with Teach For America (TFA). I taught second grade on the Westside of Chicago for two years, while attending night classes to earn a masters degree from Dominican University. Following TFA, I spent a year traveling to countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
Since entering Chicago-Kent, I have worked for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, and most recently for Illinois Senate President, John Cullerton. In my free time, I enjoy attending music festivals, trying new bars, and cheering on Chicago sports teams.