Kaleigh (Friend) Moore

Current Location: Jacksonville, IL
Hometown: Jacksonville, IL

UIS Degree: B.A. 2011 (Communication)

Current Position
Business owner/writer – Lumen Ventures LLC (wearelumen.com)

Career Highlights
“I have been a business co-owner and writer since 2013, and today I work as an independent contractor with Fortune 500 companies around the globe. I also write for business publications such as Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and The Huffington Post. I also teach a course on the business of freelancing.”

Memories of SSU/UIS 
“Tina Helton was the teacher who challenged me most. I loved her class and she made me a better writer and creative thinker.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?
“I went to UIUC and transferred to UIS for smaller class size. It taught me that education is what YOU make it–not the size or prestige of the school.”

Favorite hobby
“I love reading. Reading keeps your mind constantly learning and expanding.”

Posted on May 11, 2018