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Raina Leon

Raina Leon

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There is never a dull moment with Raina Leon around. Working as a labor and delivery nurse, Raina takes caring for her patients and coworkers to the next level. With increased stress surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic at Prentice Northwestern, Raina adds life to her unit by planning parties and themed activities, and even transformed the break room into a relaxing Hawaiian beachfront. 

After exhausting night shifts, Raina finds the energy to volunteer at a community antibody screening drive where she drawing blood and shares important information about COVID-19.

Raina's love for helping others radiates into all aspects of her life. She is actively involved in Project 613, Jewish Nursing Organization of Chicago, the Chicago Chair for Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association, and bikes the drive for Chai lifeline. This superwoman can do it all! 

AGE:
26

PRIMARY GIG:
Labor and Delivery Nurse

ON THE SIDE:
I dabble in vacation planning (just for friends)

RELATIONSHIP STATUS:
Single

CELEBRITY DOPPELGANGER:
Melissa McCarthy or Rebel Wilson.

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I had a patient name her child after me.

YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
COVID-19 is infectious, but so is happiness.

HOW YOU JEW IN CHICAGO:
By taking advantage of all the wonderful organizations and Jewish businesses in Chicago. I love the JUF YLD Big Event Fundraiser, I have volunteered at the Uptown Cafe and have been part of many organizations like Chai Lifeline, Madraigos, and the Chesed Fund. I also connect to women in my community by playing basketball in the Women’s Jewish Basketball League (WJBL).

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