"LET'S ELECT THE 9TH WARD'S 1ST. FEMALE ALDERPERSON"
Who Am I?
Dear 9th Ward Residents,
Let me begin by telling you a little about myself. My passion to help others started early in my childhood. I was raised by my mom, who was a very creative entrepreneur with a can-do attitude. As a child, my family was poor. We lived in public housing on the south side of Chicago. Nevertheless, my mom always told me that I could do or be anything I wanted to. She always involved me in community programs, which provided me with positive youth development and shaped me into the person I am today. Understanding the impact that community programs had on my life is what inspired me to pursue a career in social services. I have invested my entire career in social services. I am a lifelong resident of Chicago's far south side communities.
I attended Bennett Elementary School and graduated from Fenger High School. I purchased my first home in West Pullman at the age of 22. I graduated from Chicago State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology in 1998 and then a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2001. In 2005, I became a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Illinois.
Upon becoming an LSW, I realized that if I wanted to impact our community, there were other skills that I needed. In 2008, I graduated from DeVry Keller Graduate School with dual Master's degree in Business Administration and Project Management. In 2009, I started Roseland Youth & Community. A non-profit organization with the mission to provide capacity building support for far south side community organizations that service youth.
I am a wife, mother of two daughters, and an independent Business Consultant. In 2020, I was elected Chairperson of Metcalfe Elementary School’s Local School Council, where I currently serve as a parent LSC member. I look forward to serving the 9th Ward of Chicago as your first female Alderperson when you elect me in 2023!