In the Frunchroom: Sheila Maloney

The third reader in our ladies-only* edition of The Frunchroom is Sheila Maloney, a Beverly resident and wearer of many hats.

1273177_10201527814333688_1993180055_oAt work Sheila is the Director of Externships at Northern Illinois University, College of Law. In addition to her work at the university, Sheila has a private legal practice focusing on arbitration and mediation where she resolves cases, conducts trainings and works with high school students on restorative justice issues. She is the author of The American Bar Association’s Guide to Resolving Your Dispute: Inside and Outside of the Courtroom. At home she has the title of Mom to her 3 kids and Wife to her dear husband. Sheila tries to balance work and family and finds that it’s almost always just one big zoo.

Sheila is a student of life who enjoys traveling, reading, dancing, and binge-watching Netflix series. She’s passionate about diversity issues, current affairs and sweet white wines. Sheila was born in São Paulo, Brazil, grew up in the Chicago suburbs and has lived in Wicker Park (before it was cool), the West Loop (when it was turning cool) and now Beverly (which has always been cool). She’s also a member of the Southwest Chicago Diversity Collaborative.

Sheila received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and her law degree from Northwestern University, School of Law. She has a mediation certificate from the Center for Conflict Resolution. She will read a piece about choices and says it will be more “drama” than comedy, but promises a couple jokes all the same.

See Sheila and the rest of our readers at Beverly Woods on Tuesday, September 27th at 730pm.

* Ladies-only readers. Gentlemen welcome in the audience!

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About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.
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