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Emma González Roberts


Emma González Robertsbuilder // LEARNER // STRATEGIST // WordsmitH

 

 

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Emma González Roberts


Emma González Robertsbuilder // LEARNER // STRATEGIST // WordsmitH

 

 

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Hi, I'm Emma

  • Currently leading sales at NowPow, a social impact tech startup based on Chicago's south side

  • Strong background in strategic planning, business development, team building, social media, and writing

  • Aspiring to pursue a career in community-driven economic development that creates meaningful jobs

  • StrengthsFinder Profile: Achiever, Individualization, Context, Harmony, Learner 

  • University of Chicago alumna (A.B. '14)

  • Into fitness, food, history, identity & exploring Chicago neighborhoods

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Experience


Experience

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Experience


Experience

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Professional Experience

Throughout my work experience I have developed a strong background in designing and implementing business development strategies that drive social impact.

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NowPow

Sales Director; Senior Sales Associate; Sales & Customer Success Associate (September 2015 – Present)

  • Lead and execute company’s sales and business development strategy in partnership with CEO

  • Grew sales from $0 to $2.5 million within two years of launching functional product

  • Manage a team of four full-time sales associates; developed infrastructure to scale the department

  • Write content and lead strategy on Request for Proposals (RFPs) leading to 4 new contracts and a Chicago Innovation Award

  • Fifth full-time hire in 2015-- now a 60+ person company


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University of Chicago Public Interest Program (UCPIP)

Program Coordinator (July 2014 – June 2015)

  • Conducted aggressive outreach campaigns to recruit record number of new employer partners and alumni volunteers

  • Created new marketing materials, coordinated 25 events and workshops, and managed program budget

  • Increased fellowship placements by 90% (from 21 in 2014 to 40 in 2015) in Chicago and Washington, D.C.


MAPSCorps

Programming Coordinator (June – Aug 2015)

Field Coordinator and Potter Fellow in Social Medicine (June – Aug 2013)

  • Trained a group of 20 high school students in research protocols for community asset mapping 

  • Collected information on community assets (businesses and organizations) in six south side Chicago neighborhoods. See map below for details.


Health Leads

Patient Advocate; Campus Coordinator; Program Coordinator (Sept 2011 – June 2014)

  • Connected low-income patients to community-based resources at two Chicago Family Health Center locations and La Rabida Children's Hospital

  • Performed ongoing case management for over 100 primarily undocumented and Spanish-speaking patients

  • Developed bi-weekly programming for 60 undergraduate students including health-focused trainings and workshops


University of Chicago Community Service Center - Chicago Bound

Program Coordinator (May 2012 – June 2014)


Education

At the University of Chicago I studied psychology and public policy with a focus on decision making and urban policy analysis

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University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2010-2014)


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Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Civilization in the Western Mediterranean (Spring 2013)

  • Completed coursework in Spanish to fulfill the University's core civilization requirement

  • Studied the history and culture of Spain from Roman conquest in 200 BC to the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s

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Community


Community

SEE WHERE In the city I've Worked

Community


Community

SEE WHERE In the city I've Worked

Impacting Chicago Neighborhoods

Through my work with NowPow, MAPSCorps, Health Leads, and Chicago Bound I have gained unique and intimate insights into many of the city's diverse neighborhoods. I look forward to contributing this background and skill set to an economic development initiative in Chicago.

NOWPOW

  • Headquartered in Hyde Park
  • Wrote a successful proposal for 20 organizations in North Lawndale to use NowPow to send and receive referrals 

MAPSCORPS

  • Mapped community assets in Washington Park, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, South Shore, Pullman, and Roseland

HEALTH LEADS

  • Connected patients to community resources at clinics in Chicago Lawn, South Shore, and South Chicago

CHICAGO BOUND

  • Designed  an experiential learning curriculum including neighborhood explorations and community service activities in Bronzeville, Woodlawn, Kenwood, Humboldt Park, Little Village, Pilsen, Lakeview, and the Loop
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Connect


Connect

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Connect


Connect

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Message Me

I would love to connect to discuss community development and opportunities to get involved.

 

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You'll find posts about fitness, food, pop culture, development, and Chicago.