Katherine Rush came to PEAK in early 2018 directly from running her own nonprofit consulting company. She has extensive fundraising and communications experience including as Director of Development at FINCA International and Communications Director at the Chicago office of Metropolitan Group. She has also worked on public policy issues related to urban education and mentoring in her time working for the State of Illinois as well as the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Katherine has Master’s degrees in social science from both the London School of Economics and Northwestern University. A parent herself (Katherine has a son in college at Northwestern University, and a daughter in high school), Katherine has put her training and experience working with youth to use serving on the board of multiple youth arts organizations as a volunteer, as well as in her consulting work.
Minha is passionate about making education equitable for students in Chicago. She received her Bachelor's degree in secondary education and Englishhas from Lake Forest College and her Master's degree in Secondary Education from Northeastern Illinois University. She worked with students in both the Waukegan School District 60 and Chicago Public Schools for more than three years before joining us here at PEAK. In each of her educational roles, Minha has dedicated herself to promoting positive systemic change for high school students. She is thrilled to work with PEAK to provide unique opportunities for more Chicago youth!