“I am the proud daughter of immigrants who grew up in a household that held a deep value for education. I was fortunate to have been surrounded by books as a child and was inspired and mentored by wonderful educators throughout my educational career. I became deeply curious about gaps in our educational system when I became highly engaged in a tutoring program in Lawrence, MA. I worked with students who were first generation like myself, but they had varying degrees of access and support. I experienced firsthand the implications that would have on their lives and knew then that I would dedicate my career to equal access and opportunity efforts within the educational sector.”
- Ila was a Search Consultant at Commongood Careers for over 6 years. In this capacity, Ila led over 40 searches and successfully hired key executive positions for a variety of non-profit organizations across the US in areas including education, healthcare, and philanthropy. In her consultancy roles, Ila was responsible for managing client relationships and conducting organizational needs assessments while also devising and implementing candidate recruitment and hiring strategies.
- Ila served as the Managing Director of the College for Social Innovation (CFSI). As Managing Director, Ila led key hiring processes and the development of talent development strategies and operational systems for growth.
- Ila holds a Bachelors of Arts from Wesleyan University and completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs.
Ila loves to explore new places and spends as much as she can traveling to places both near and far with her family. When they aren’t on the road, on any given night, she can be found challenging one of her three kids to a game of Bananagrams, going for walks around the neighborhood or searching for her next read!