Hailee started her role as Urban Gateways’ Development Associate in 2017. She first joined the organization as a Marketing and Communications Intern in 2013, after having completed her degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago. Her career quickly branched into the development world, and over the last several years, Hailee has held positions with social services agencies across the city focusing on donor stewardship, grant writing, and direct mail fundraising. After spending more than a year in Milwaukee working for Catholic Charities, she is excited to be relocating back to the Chicago area and working full-time to promote arts education. Outside of work, Hailee enjoys riding her motorcycle, drawing elaborate doodles, and spending time with her Siamese cat, Pippin.