She grew up on Chicago’s South Side in Roseland and now calls Uptown her home. She is affiliated with various scholar programs, such as, Chicago Scholars and One Million Degrees. Her professional aspiration is to become a clinical psychologist were she can aid people in navigating their mental and emotional challenges. She also aspires to a rich life full of wholesome experiences. When she’s not at work she attends concerts, dances off-beat, writes, reads insightful books, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
In this role, she serves as the convener of the Network of Employer-led Workforce Solutions, an initiative promoting the value of employer collaboration on shared workforce challenges and providing tools that facilitate employers connecting with other employers and community resources. Kylin’s work focuses on amplifying and supporting the efforts of employer tables and encouraging employers to take an active leadership role in improving the workforce system.
Before joining CWFA, Kylin was an Illinois attorney with practice experience in litigation and mediation, focusing on consumer protection, housing rights, and disability rights. Most of her litigation experience was in helping Chicago families and small businesses in the wake of the foreclosure crisis.
Kylin holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, a juris doctor from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.