Youth Employment Specialist
First Job: Hostess at a golf course restaurant
How did you end up here? I worked through school in various service positions as a food server, landscaper, and phone surveyor. I landed a summer internship at World Relief in Chicago with the refugee youth program, and discovered that I really enjoyed working with refugees and immigrants. For several years, I worked as a refugee Employment Specialist helping adults from Bhutan, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Iraq find work in the United States. I enjoyed working as an Employment Specialist, so I jumped at the opportunity to join the Youth Services Team!
What do you love most about your job? I love being able to work in the schools, preparing youth for employment, and motivating employers to hire qualified youth. I look forward to the Summer Youth Employment Program and Career Road Trips!
Perks Outside Work: Traveling, hiking, baking cookies, running, and painting.
Funny Quirk: I organize just about everything in rainbow order!