Jimena Sayavedra Lajeune

About Jimena


Stanhope Consulting - Chicago, IL | January 2011 - Present
Project Manager
Coordinate all aspects of client projects requiring public input for community and stakeholder engagement, from client needs assessment through event planning, logistics, meeting facilitation, data compilation, and reporting. Manage 1-2 projects concurrently, each with 3-15 team members and averaging 3-5 months in length.
Host initial meetings with stakeholders, business leaders, and community leaders to identify project goals.
Develop strategy, project plan, and timelines; assemble resources and delegate work assignments.
Perform extensive research and competitive analysis to gain full understanding of diverse topics ranging from educational reform to voter engagement; correlate any incomplete or contradictory information.
Organize community forums to engage the public in discussions on a specific topic. Utilize interactive technologies such as keypad polling and online forms to collect information from the public during meetings.
Develop and translate meeting materials to/from English and Spanish.

America Speaks - Chicago, IL | January 2010 - January 2011
Project Coordinator
Orchestrated Chicago’s participation in 5-city National Town Hall Meeting, “Our Budget, Our Economy”, originated in Washington DC and attended by thousands nationwide via satellite. Led team of 6 organizers with 20 staff.

Urban GIS - Chicago, IL | January 2009 - December 2010
Supplied comprehensive market analysis, data collection, demographic and socioeconomic analysis support to clients, predominately Metropolitan Water Reclamation District end users.

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning - Chicago, IL | March 2006 - December 2008
Community Outreach Coordinator
Designed, coordinated, and facilitated workshops and community meetings using keypad polling technology to obtain input from public and community partners on regional planning. Analyzed and summarized information and trends on population and land use for Chicago Metropolitan region. Created and prepared maps, tables, and graphics for reports and other data products, including websites and PowerPoint presentations.

Ursula Sturzenegger Counseling Services - Buenos Aires, Argentina | February 2003 - August 2005
Career Counselor
Provided coaching and counseling services to job seekers and administered/analyzed tests to identify skills.

America Online - Buenos Aires, Argentina | January 2001 - December 2003
Call Center Supervisor
Trained and coached 30 customer service reps to provide rapid response during major new subscriber campaign.


University of Illinois at Chicago | 2008
Masters in Urban Planning and Policy

Universidad de Buenos Aires | 2002
Bachelor in Psychology