Cydney Wallace was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. She graduated high school a year early and attended Spelman College in Atlanta, where she met her husband of nearly thirteen years. Cydney began working for Epiq Global (formerly Document Technologies, Inc.) in 2011 pushing a mail cart and, as of April 2019, became a member of the Operations Team as the Resource Select Team Manager. After a childhood of constantly moving or being evicted, and a stint of homelessness in college, Cydney and her husband Brent bought their first home in Chicago Lawn/Marquette Park in 2016 to be within walking distance of Beth Shalom B’Nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew congregation.
Cydney has been an active JCUA member since December 2016, and spoke with us about her organizing, her vision for Chicago and what she looks forward to in the coming year. Check it out on our Medium page.