Connie Spreen

Connie Spreen co-founded the Experimental Station, a non-profit cultural incubator, in 2002. She holds a doctorate in French Literature and Languages from the University of Chicago (1997). As Executive Director of Experimental Station since 2008, she has built and oversees a variety of programs, including Blackstone Bicycle Works (a community bike shop and youth education program), 61st Street Farmers Market (a 30-vendor market and food education program serving Chicago’s south side), SNAP Access For City of Chicago Farmers Markets, Link Up Illinois (a statewide program offering incentive programs for low-income shoppers), and an active cultural events program. Connie also currently serves on a variety of task forces and non-profit boards.


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