About Me

SOCIAL POLICY | PUBLIC SERVICE

Hello, I’m Kyle Shrader, and welcome to my blog. This journal will document some of my experiences while I am working towards becoming a policy maker.

For the past few years, I have been focused on improving the quality and availability of reliable health care for minorities and immigrants in my local community. Accomplishing this goal has been demanding – and surely has had its challenging moments – but I’ve been able to pursue my dream by interning and volunteering at organizations across Illinois.

My inspiration developed when my grandparents immigrated to the United States several years ago in order to take care of me while my parents went off to work. Coming from China, they faced many difficulties early on. Aside from cultural barriers and financial hardship, my grandparents – like many other immigrants in this nation – were challenged with finding insurance and health care that could keep them well.

I have realized that there are extreme disparities between the health care immigrants and native born citizens receive. As a result, every step I have taken has been with a purpose: to build a strong educational foundation in pursuit of resolving these issues.

Here’s a little more information about myself:

I am currently in 12th grade at Hinsdale Central High School. I am the founder of the China-U.S. Youth Leadership Development Foundation-Chicago, President of the National Honors Society at HCHS, and Chairman of the Midwest Asian Health Association Youth Advisory Board. I am also a student athlete, competing in Football, Swimming, and Mixed Martial Arts year-round. Finally, I speak several languages, including English, Mandarin, and French.

My Passions

SOCIAL POLICY • PUBLIC POLICY

Having worked under several politicians, including Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and DuPage County Board Member Greg Hart, my first-hand experiences in the political atmosphere have cemented my decision towards pursuing a career in social policy.

LEGISLATION
SOCIAL POLICY
PUBLIC SERVICE

Recent Work

MINORITY POPULATIONS • SOCIAL POLICY • IMMIGRANT HEALTHCARE
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“The goal in the end is not to win elections. The goal is to change society.”

PAUL KRUGMAN - ECONOMIST

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

“‘Elite doesn’t mean elitist.’ He said, ‘The only time you should ever look down on someone is when you reach your hands out to lift that person up.'”

MORTON O. SCHAPIRO
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Ambitious Scholar and Hopeful Policy Maker

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