Meet Our Team
Pat has been part of the JumpStart team for over 10 years and is currently the program director. She coordinates the
day-to-day activities of the WIOA grant-funded program. Pat will identify, recruit and assess eligible participants, as well as initiate employer and academic outreach efforts.
Prior to joining JumpStart, Pat was Assistant Director of University Career Services at Northwestern University and Director of Career Services at Robert Morris University. She holds a Master's Degree in Counselor Education, Career Development and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
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Rachel assists D207 students enrolled at Maine East and Maine South High Schools, Maine Township Transition Program, Frost Academy and Oakton Community College to help them with their academic and employment goals.
Prior to coming to JumpStart, Rachel worked at an alternative school as a classroom aide for children on the Autism Spectrum.
Rachel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Early Childhood Education from Ripon College.
Tyra advises both students and postgraduates in District 207. She mostly works with students enrolled at Maine East, Maine West, and Oakton Community College. Tyra prepares students with their transition to life after high school. She is passionate about supporting and guiding youth and young adults on their career journey.
Tyra is a graduate from North Park University and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management.
Ann advises in-school youth to help them reach their academic and career goals. Prior to joining JumpStart, Ann spent over 10 years in the investment industry, managing employees in a variety of roles, including sales, service and marketing.
Ann holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Norbert College.