When I first moved to the U.S, one of the hardest things to do was figure out how to get started on my career. Attending events with APA-IL gave me a network, and taught me a lot about the intricacies of the planning system over here as opposed to the UK system that I trained in. I’m now really fortunate to be a in a position to be more involved with APA-IL, and I now sit on their Membership committee. I’m also chairing the Thursday Night Social committee for the upcoming 2020 Illinois State Conference. It has been a frankly amazing first year in the job, and I am so thankful for all of these opportunities. I was genuinely honored to be the March 2020 Member Spotlight. You can read my spotlight by clicking here!