leadership

Z’s leadership experiences are ever-evolving! Her most prominent organizations with which she works are Special Olympics Illinois and the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo.

Special Olympics

Z has been an athlete with Special Olympics Illinois since high school, competing (and winning!) in multiple athletic events. She also serves as a Global Messenger and advocate for other athletes.

Brookfield Zoo

Z began her experiences with Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo in spring of 2010. She moved from a youth volunteer, to paid employee, and has spoken about her experiences for the Cook County Forest Preserve District budget hearing, at staff meetings, and fundraising events.