Get IN Chicago is pleased to welcome three interns to our team this fall: Rachel Phan and Michelle Sharpe, Gannon Scholars from Loyola University, and Tiffany Ward from John Marshall Law School. Rachel, Michelle, and Tiffany will assist with projects including grant compliance, communications, and research reports.  Generous funding from the Baum Family Fund supports all three interns.

Tiffany Ward - The John Marshall Law School

Hometown: Hazel Crest, IL
Course of Study: Law

Most interesting thing you’ve learned so far about Get IN Chicago: How it merges public interest and private sector work

Best way to spend a Saturday in Chicago: At one of the many festivals during the summer, or Navy Pier or at the Bean in the winter

Favorite Chicago food: Deep Dish Pizza

Post-School Goals + Plans: Establish resource clinics throughout the Chicagoland area

Rachel Phan - Loyola University

Hometown: Portland, OR
Major: Accounting

Most interesting thing you’ve learned so far about Get IN Chicago: How many awesome resources they provide, from funding opportunities to supplemental research and workshops!

Best way to spend a Saturday in Chicago: Seeing a concert at Metro

Favorite Chicago food: Heartland Cafe

Post-School Plans: Attend graduate school or move back to the Pacific Northwest to work, become a dog mom

Michelle Sharpe - Loyola University

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Early Childhood Special Education & Education Policy Studies

Note - Michelle is a returning intern who first started with Get IN Chicago in 2016.  We are excited to welcome her back!

Which projects are you excited to return to at Get IN Chicago this fall? I enjoy reading through each grantees’ narrative reports to get an idea of what sort of impacts the programs are having on youth in the Chicago community.

What would you recommend someone not miss this fall in Chicago? Chicago Ideas week during October 16th-22nd, 2017 is an amazing experience. Stakeholders from around the city put together a week-long of events ranging from Edison talks to a behind-the scenes with the Blue Man Group. I will be attending a debate on education reform.

Post-school plans: After I obtain my bachelor’s degree from Loyola, I hope to continue on to get my master's studying education policy. If that doesn’t end up happening, I’ll just go straight into teaching.