Deputy Majority Leader
January 2007 - Present
Approp-Elementary & Secondary Educ; Appropriations-Higher Education; Consumer Protection; Executive (Vice-Chairperson); Immigration & Human Rights Committe; Labor & Commerce; Revenue & Finance; Tax Credit and Incentives Subcommi; Job Growth & Workforce Development (Sub-Chairperson).
Full-time state legislator; former Senior Policy Advisor to Lt. Governor Patrick Quinn; worked in Cicero Public Schools for 17 years; community volunteer and current member of Children's Center of Cicero and Berwyn, Cicero Youth Services; founder of Cicero Youth Commission; former UFCW member; AA in Liberal Arts, Morton College (2001), BA in Public Administration, Northeastern University; married (Charlie) and mother of two daughters and one son.