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Derek Baker, Publicist

Derek BakerPrior to joining the Heron team, Derek worked as an intern at PR firms Kivvit and L.C. Williams & Associates, serving a wide range of clients such as Google, AirBnb, Lyft and First Alert. Through these experiences, he developed a strong interest in media relations and a passion for storytelling.

Derek earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language and Literature from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. At college, he developed strong public speaking skills and a keen understanding of the crucial role reputation has for both individuals and companies, while serving as the President of the Colgate Student Government.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Derek moved to Chicago in May of 2018 to pursue a career in public relations and landed in Rogers Park. During his free time, he loves watching movies, discovering the best places to eat around Chicago and listening to the latest true crime podcasts.