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Christiana Cabrera, Analyst


Christiana Cabrera,

  • Education
    Master of Public Administration,
    Northern Illinois University
    Bachelor of Art, Theater,
    Millikin University
  • Industry
    Tenure: 3 years
    Local Government:
    3 years

Christiana joined The Novak Consulting Group in 2019 after serving as the ICMA Local Government Management Fellow for the Town of Munster, Indiana. In this role, she specialized in budget preparation, financial analysis, and project management.

Prior to her position with the Town, Christiana served the Village of Glen Ellyn, Illinois as the Planning Intern and Administrative Intern. She was the staff liaison for the Village Environmental Commission, conducted surveys of surrounding communities, and processed various permit applications.

Before moving into the public sector, Christiana spent four years as a director for a nonprofit organization geared toward the empowerment of all women. She coordinated national, regional, and local retreats and created national programs for academic and emotional intelligence development.

Christiana earned a bachelor’s degree in theater from Millikin University and a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University. She is a member of the International City/County Management Association and a former recipient of the NIU Rhoten A. Smith Assistantship and David and Catherine Arnold Conference Fellowship.