Lakeshia Wright, AICP
Senior Program Officer
Lakeshia Wright is a Senior Program Officer working on ISC’s community-led resilience programs, including the Partnership for Resilient Communities as well as other projects focused on community-led efforts led by local leaders.
Lakeshia is an accomplished city planner and data analyst whose work has influenced public policy in the Chicago region for the last decade. Lakeshia joins ISC after serving the nation’s second largest public transit system as a Strategic Planner and project manager focused on community impact and access. While working for a regional consortium of public officials in south suburban Chicago, Lakeshia implemented initiatives to address the aftermath of the Great Recession and foreclosure crisis in communities of color and low income communities through the creation of equitable approaches and outcomes.
Utilizing a data-driven process, Lakeshia has managed programs and assessments in community development, technical assistance, planning, and geographic information systems (GIS) analysis. She holds a Master of Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois at Chicago and BA in Geography from Northeastern Illinois University. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and holds a certificate in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization.