Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Step 6

Demetria Gallagher (urbancycle@gmail.com)is an AAAN counselor but also the president of the Urban Cycle (side dish!). The Urban Cycle is a non-for profit organization, that creates social change though employment opportunities in the community. If you would like more information regarding this organization, please contact her because I do not think I am doing it any justice with the above description.

She always knew that she was going to college because her family was very encouraging. She attended U of I in Urbana-Champagne. She was extremely involved in her school.
What do you know now that you wish you would have known when you were younger?
The importance of networking
Have confidence in your weaknesses
What is a misconception when people try to give back to the community?
That most people do not want help but the reality is that sometimes they are unaware or cannot obtain them.
Are you living your dream? If so how does it feel? What does it look like?
Yes, I am living my dream because I get to be the middle person between the community and corporate America.
Her passion has been to give back to the community and provide resources that she had that others could benefit from.
Ms. Gallagher is a true visionary. I spoke with her for about 30minutes and she was very vibrant, full of information and you can tell by being in her presence that she really is living her dream even if it is a side dish for right now.


  1. Great Interview! I am very good friends with Demetria! she's a great Person!

    Great Job once again!

  2. Kudos to Demetria! She's a hard working woman who ensures everyone in her surroundings improves his/her quality of life through education, empowerment, and professional development. Her focus on disadvantaged communities and passion for urban development shows daily in everything she does at work. I am honored to work with her on a daily basis and consider her not just a friend but a true role model!