In July, Jessica Kursman became the first recipient of IFF’s Logue Fellowship. Jessica received a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Recently, she was a graduate fellow at the Cook County Department of Housing and a research assistant at the Metro East Community Air Project in St. Louis. Jessica’s honors include the Champaign YMCA Bailey Fellowship for Community Service, Leadership, and Activism; and the Michael A. Carroll Award for Community Development and Neighborhood Planning.
The Logue Fellowship, named after IFF Founder and President Trinita Logue, is for master degree graduates dedicated to community development. The fellow works closely with senior leadership and program staff on a range of projects for a year.