MILLENNIAL AMBASSADOR BOARD (M.A.B.)
Erin is the Director of People Operations at Dealer Inspire where she oversees a team of 560+ employees managing satisfaction, growth, performance, and everything in-between. Outside of work she loves cooking, crafting and spending time with her two boys.
I’m Allison. I grew up in St. Charles, IL and went to Western Michigan University for my undergrad where I studied Secondary Education. A year ago, I felt inspired to change my career path and transitioned into the Financial Service industry. Today, I am a relationship manager and program coordinator on a business and growth consulting team for one of the top RIA firms. I am a very creative and compassionate person with an entrepreneurial spirit. I am extremely career driven, but my family always comes first in my life. My parents still live in St. Charles, and I have an older sister in Indianapolis whom I visit often. When I am not working or with my friends, I am often busy being super “aunt” to my three adorable little cousins
TJ works has worked as a software engineer for CommScope (formerly known as Arris) since 2016. Prior to starting this job, he was a computer science student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. TJ has always known he wanted to do something with computers and spent many, many hours tinkering with technology all throughout growing up. He is excited to be on the Alive Ambassador board so that he can help keep Alive a great place to inspire kids and teens to pursue their dreams
Hanna is a Marketing Director for the Bill Jacobs Auto Group, where she oversees the
marketing for six dealerships. Originally from Detroit, Hanna’s passion for cars and
marketing started in college. After graduation, Hanna spent 4 years living in Alberta
Canada and eventually ended up in Chicago. Hanna is passionate about community
outreach and ensuring the dealerships she represents have a solid footprint in the
communities we serve. Outside of work, Hanna enjoys spending time with family and
friends and her dog, Soprano.
Shannon is a recent graduate of Northwestern University and an Associate Consultant at the start-up firm Sharma Strategy Group. She is passionate about organizational development. Her success planning and executing a 500-person college formal at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (and stressing out when the busses got last-minute delayed), growing a cooking club from 10 people to 250 over one year (and learning how to make macarons… but I’m still not that great at it) and developing a mentorship program for my materials science & engineering class (to build a concrete foundation and steel ourselves against failure! Her latest passion is to work towards lowering educational inequality and increasing youth empowerment. Shannon is the founder of tutoring organization pairing Chicago teens with virtual university-student tutors.
Julian is a software developer at Exelon Corporation working in the nuclear fuels department in the BWR core design methods group. I am from Chicago, Illinois. I attended North Carolina A&T State University where I earned my degree in Computer Engineering. A little about myself is I like to network, work out, and try different restaurants throughout Chicago. My biggest achievements were being able to fund my way through college without any financial support from family members by receiving almost 30 thousand dollars in scholarships. I am responsible for the DTSQA (Digital Technology Software Quality Assurance) of an Exelon innovation, Digital Fuel Move Sheets, which is an application used fleet-wide to digitally track and document all movement of nuclear fuel at our stations. I also developed several automation codes to improve the efficiency of work practices in the Nuclear Fuels Department.
Drew Macejak holds a Masters of Education from Huntington University. He has been married for 12 years to his beautiful wife Janessa. They moved back to the area last year, after living in China for the past 6 year. While there, he worked as a Middle School and High School English teacher. He loves to read, enjoys cooking and loves traveling. Most importantly, he has a strong passion for teens, helping them grow and develop into strong, compassionate and connected young adults.
Oscar Guzmán is eager to join the Alive Ambassador Committee. In his professional experiences, Oscar currently serves as a school counselor at Naperville North High School. In his role, Oscar is passionate about addressing mental health awareness throughout the school building and acting as an advocate for the community’s Spanish-speaking families to ensure belongingness and academic success for all students. Oscar first earned his Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies and English at Marquette University. Soon after, Oscar earned his Masters of Education in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. As a first-generation student, Oscar is proud of his Mexican roots, and uses his unique experiences to encourage cross-cultural dialogue and acceptance. Oscar is passionate about creating and upholding inclusive spaces for all students, and he is looking forward to collaborating through the Alive Ambassador Committee and the larger-Naperville community to bring this aspiration to fruition.