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MADE TO LOVE 37. 38. Priya Shah Priya Shah is a Chicago creative and entrepreneur who has directed her energy toward building a network of artists and collaborators dedicated to igniting social awareness and change through art and imagination. Shah engaged in volunteer work in 3rd world countries at a young age which led her to pursue a degrees in Accounting & Finance from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign after witnessing the gap between business and the social sector. Through her studies she pursued international travels In order to continue her understandings of diverse culture and perspective. Alia Dalal Pamela Montgomery Pamela Montgomery is the Founder of Joy Fields for Kids – an organization that acknowledges, serves and gives hope to disadvantaged children from across the Chicagoland area. Founded in 2012, Joy Fields for Kids now serves over 400 at risk youth annually and has grown from a simple backpack program to over 12 programs that serve children, youth and homeless adults. Pamela’s life has been filled with the joy of giving, which she continues to do today. chicago 17’ 40. Alia Dalal is a trained chef and TV host who helps people live better by eating sustainable, whole foods and is considered a leader in healthy cooking in her hometown of Chicago. She focuses on using affordable, plant-based foods and teaching cooking in an accessible, non- judgmental way, Alia empowers and inspires her students and followers to cook at home. You can find Alia as the guest host of Chicago’s Best on WGN, a Midwest Emmy-award winning food show about local dining treasures. She is also host of Nightcap, a gourmet food web series. 39. Ingrid Sanders Ingrid Sanders is a native of the South side of Chicago who has funneled her energy into building a storied career as an innovative leader in business and is currently serving as the business manager of the Bureau of Technology with the Cook County Government. She is also involved with the Tatisa C. Joiner Foundation whose primary mission is to empower, inspire and encourage cancer survivors to celebrate life. Through her work with the foundation, Ingrid mentors individuals in the beginning stages of their cancer journey and provide support throughout the entire experience. A breast cancer survivor, Ingrid uses her platform to help enrich the lives of individuals facing the strenuous recovery process while celebrating her own cancer survivorship. | 54