25+ years consulting with clients to help them communicate with target audiences, manage challenging issues, develop and implement strategies, advocate to advance priorities, and raise their profiles.
Policy Advisor and Speechwriter for a United States Senator in Washington, D.C.; senior staff on health, education, women's, children's, and seniors' issues, as well as appropriations for the District of Columbia
Adjunct Faculty for the University of the Notre Dame business school - Nonprofit Executive Program; presented to hundreds of nonprofit leaders across the country.
Practiced law at a large firm; represented clients in Chicago's City Hall and before other municipalities.
Marketing, communications, and strategy associate at Aetna Life & Casualty
Awarded one of 25 Skadden Arps Public Interest Law Fellowships presented annually; provided legal services to Latinas in domestic violence and family law cases.
Director of the Latin America Advocacy Initiative for Mental Disability Rights International; promoted the rights of people with mental illness and developmental disabilities.
Creator and producer of a sketch and improvised comedy show that ran for more than a year Chicago; managed all marketing, promotions, sponsorships, and operations.
Speaker, facilitator, and panelist at several conferences and events in the U.S., Latin America, and Canada
Proficient in Spanish
Hospitals and healthcare entities
B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame
J.D. from the University of Illinois; Law Review
Harvard for third year of law school
Selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership
Member of the Notre Dame, Harvard, and University of Illinois alumni associations.
Board of Trustees of Mother McAuley High School
Founder and Past President of Connections, a group at Old St. Pat's church that ran programs and service projects.