In the conclusion of our two part miniseries featuring Cara Chicago, Nathan sits down with Maria Kim, the nonprofit’s President and CEO. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a double major in Comparative Literature and French she found herself climbing the ranks at an insurance company for over a decade. Inspired by her mother, who was a nurse for over 50 years, Kim wanted to continue dedicating her life to service but in a new sector. She found herself at Cara Chicago, where she is guiding people to get and keep employment and rebuild their hope. Kim holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Kim has served as a fellow for both Leadership Greater Chicago and American Marshall. She was a part of TEDxMidwest Emerging Leader as well as Bank of America Neighborhood Builder, and recently also served on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s transition team.