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MPC Spotlight: Chloe

Meet Chloe Gurin-Sands, Manager of Health Equity and Planning. Chloe joined the MPC team in January 2016 as a Research Assistant. Ten months later, Chloe was asked to join full time as an Associate, and the rest is history.

Chloe's work focuses on the health impact of our research and planning. She helps the MPC team assess how our work improves health and quality of life across our region. Chloe partners with all teams but works most within the Land Use and Planning area. Outside of MPC, Chloe continues to stay busy as she's on the Illinois Environmental Council's Board, the Calumet Collaborative's Board, is a Co-Chair for Partnership for Healthy Chicago's Board, is a member of American Public Health Association, AND is an Urban Land Institute's Health Leaders Network 2021 cohort member.

Q&A with Chloe:

Favorite Chicago region activity?
I really enjoy walking around with no particular destination or stopping point in mind. Downtown Chicago and the Forest Preserves District of Cook County are my favorite places to do that. I also love beach volleyball on the lakefront!

Coastal, mountains, or great lakes?
I grew up in Michigan and will always be a Great Lakes lover! There's nothing quite like watching the sunset from the top of the sand dunes on Lake Michigan. But, I do love tropical snorkeling and mountain hiking on vacation!

New York or Chicago style pizza?
Chicago, tavern style!


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