Annie McGowan joined the Civic Federation as a Senior Research Associate in June 2016. In this role, Annie supports the Civic Federation’s eight annual local government budget analyses as well as special research projects.
Annie earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago in December 2015. While pursuing her degree, Annie worked at the Illinois Department of Public Health within the agency’s HIV/AIDS surveillance program, and at Illinois Partners for Human Service, a statewide policy advocacy organization.
Annie’s interest in social issues led to a passion for government and public policy. Annie’s previous experience includes working as a legal assistant through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Brooklyn, NY and at The Hope Institute for Children and Families, a nonprofit serving children with developmental disabilities. Annie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Urban Affairs and Spanish from Marquette University.