How did you first learn about JJWC?

My friend was interested in joining, but didn’t want to attend her first meeting alone.

What made you decide to join JJWC?

Everyone was super friendly and confident. They also seemed to be doing lots of great things for the community. Plus, I can be as involved as I want to be. The flexibility is ideal for me.

What has been your favorite service project or event to be a part of?

I love how involved we are with Will County Take Back the Night. Attendees really look forward to the JJWC poster making station to honor their loved ones or to put empowering messages on posters to use at the march.

How have you personally grown or benefitted from being in JJWC?

Absolutely. I love all the relationships I’ve made. Being a part of JJWC had allowed me great networking opportunities in and outside of the club. Everyone in JJWC knows someone.

Tell us a little about your family and what you do for a living.

Currently family is just me, my husband, and two cats. Thrilling, haha. For work I manage the Groundwork Domestic Violence Program at Guardian Angel Community Services in Joliet.

What's a fun fact that most people might not know about you?

I’m a pretty open book, so there’s not much people don’t know. Hmmmmm. When I was on vacation at Disney World in second grade, I pulled the sword out of the stone and was Ruler for the day. I have a medal to prove it.