What do you do at the YEF?
I am the President of the Yorkville Educational Foundation. I also help with the website, surveys and other marketing and research functions.
Why did you get involved with the YEF?
My daughter is in 2nd grade and my son is in Kindergarten at Yorkville Grade School. When my daughter entered Kindergarten, I felt strongly that I needed to be involved early so that my children could reap the benefits of an engaged District 115 community. . I think it’s important to provide opportunities that get our kids excited about school and education.
Are you engaged in other ways in the Yorkville School District?
I am just getting started within the school district, but I volunteer for classroom activities at Yorkville Grade School.
How long have you lived in Yorkville?
We moved to Yorkville four years ago ago. We fell in love with the community and knew almost immediately that we wanted to raise our kids here.
Do you have children attending Yorkville schools?
I have one daughter who is in First Grade at Yorkville Grade School and a son who will attend YGS in 2018-19.
Why have you chosen Yorkville as your home?
I love the sense of community in Yorkville. We know our neighbors’ names, everyone we know is so kind, and it still has that small town feel. People are really invested in giving back to the community. Yorkville has great facilities, events and opportunities.
What’s your favorite place in Yorkville?
We love the Riemenschneider Park (Fireman Park) during the summer. It’s great for kids of all ages, and we stay there for hours playing between the spray park and the two play structures.
What do you do outside the YEF?
I am a Data Analyst at Transdev, a mobility company. I’ve been in the business intelligence field for more than eight years and I am passionate about making data easy to understand.
What are your hobbies?
I love traveling, reading and listening to podcasts. It’s a great way to find new science experiments for the kids, new recipes for dinner and other life hacks that save me time!
What is the best way to catch up with you?
I would love to hear from you: Do you have a new idea? A suggestion for improvement? Do you want to share your talents? Connect with me on Linkedin or email me through the foundation.