Aileen works on multi-jurisdictional campaigns at Tusk, providing public affairs guidance and research support grounded in her deep experience in running issue-based and electoral state campaigns.
Before joining Tusk, Aileen was a Senior Associate at Civitas Public Affairs Group, where she helped develop the strategies and coalitions to support national and multi-state advocacy and political campaigns related to reproductive health, rights, and justice, rape kit reform, youth workforce development, consumer protection, mental health, and the opioid crisis. Prior to consulting, Aileen served as District Director for an Illinois State Representative, where she oversaw constituent services and conducted the policy research and analysis needed to further the Representative’s agenda. Aileen has also worked on a number of successful local campaigns, where she developed candidates’ policy platforms, led field campaigns, and ensured compliance with state campaign finance laws. Aileen began her career as a producer covering the 2008 presidential campaigns for ABC News’ affiliate service.
Aileen currently serves on the board of the Chicago Abortion Fund, a reproductive justice organization that provides financial assistance to people in Illinois and across the Midwest who need assistance paying for an abortion. She is graduate of New York University and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy Administration from Northwestern University. Aileen is based out of our Chicago office.
Favorite (childhood) book:
The Mystical Beast by Alison Farthing
Michelle Obama (yes, queen!)