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Jessica Leving Siegel (She, Her, Hers)

Jessica Leving Siegel (She, Her, Hers)

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Jessica is the founder of The Center for Siblings of People with Disabilities and author of an autobiographical picture book, Billy's Sister, Life when your sibling has a disability.

After sharing her story about growing up with a brother with autism, Jessica realized the need for sibling support - especially for young children. The center focuses on providing resources and education to siblings, parents and community groups, providing young siblings with the tools needed to process their emotions and develop coping skills. Professionally, Jessica launched Sing Creative Consulting to offer creative services to nonprofits, small businesses and individuals with various non-profit organizations to help them better tell their stories and achieve their goals.

Jessica lives in Wilmette with her husband, two cats and one crazy pup!

AGE:
33

PRIMARY GIG:
Nonprofit communications consultant

ON THE SIDE:
President/Founder of The Center for Siblings of People with Disabilities

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
Mission-driven storyteller seeks to change the world with words.

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Linda Haase! Thank you for being such an amazing friend and mentor.

HOW YOU JEW IN CHICAGO:
My professional roots are in Jewish nonprofit work, and I continue to feel closely connected to many of the orgs I've worked with--including JUF, BBYO, Spertus, and the Walder Foundation. I also attend holiday services at Mishkan, and my husband and I enjoy gathering with friends and family for Shabbat meals.

CHICAGO'S JEWISH COMMUNITY IN 10 YEARS:
I hope it will be diverse, eclectic, tight-knit, and inclusive!

WHAT IS YOUR NEWFOUND PANDEMIC TALENT OR HOBBY:
Keeping my cats off the computer keyboard

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