Amy Eshleman is Chicago’s first openly gay first lady and a learning specialist.
Quick Facts and Information on Amy Eshleman
|Full Name / Real Name||Amy Eshleman|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||31st December 1961|
|Profession||Learning Specialist / Chicago’s First Lady|
|Education (High School / College / University)||Sterling High School / Miami University in Oxford, Ohio|
|Children (Son, Daughter)||One|
|Social Media||Twitter / Facebook|
|Height in Feet||6 ft 1 in|
|Height in Meter||1.85 meters|
Amy Eshleman Age / Birthday
Ms. Eshleman, Chicago’s first openly gay first lady, was born to her parents in the year 1961 in Illinois. Amy Eshleman is 58 years old now, and celebrates her birthday on the 31st of December every Calender year,
By the end of this year in 2020, Amy will turn 59 years old and begin her 60’s journey from thereon.
Amy Eshleman Career Wiki
Amy began her professional career employed by the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. There, she worked on two congressional staff from 1984-1988.
From 1994-2012, Ms. Eshleman worked at the Chicago Public Library as Assistant Commissioner. She led efforts to create philanthropic partnerships with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, the Carnegie Cooperation of New York, Kraft Foods, Target, and Boeing, to name a few.
Further, Amy developed award-winning programs which are national models for libraries and cities such as One Book, One Chicago, Chicago’s city-wide reading initiative. Also, her program YOUmedia, a learning space for teens, was recognized by President Obama as an innovative STEM program for youth.
In 2012, Amy became Program Leader for Education for the Urban Libraries Council. ULC is a membership organization of the leading public libraries in the U.S. and Canada. She is leading a national initiative funded by the MacArthur Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create a network of new learning spaces for teens in 24 cities across the country.
Inspired by YOUmedia, the Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums program reimagines the learning experience for youth in their out-of-school time. Amy also leads ULC’s education initiative.
Giving back to her community is a way of life for Amy. She is a board member of Rock for Reading and volunteers at Frances Xavier Warde School and Gordon Tech High School. Amy serves on the Board of Trustees of Steppenwolf Theatre as well as co-chairs it’s Public Square Committee.