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Ilalee Harrison James

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lecturer
Ilalee began her career in program development with the Office of the Mayor of Philadelphia working on what was then a groundbreaking public health initiative bringing together government, community-based organizations, academia, and the private sector. She went on to apply this approach with a number of programs and initiatives throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland within K-12 education, vocational education, and the social services sector.

In 2014, Ilalee joined Teach For America’s national staff in the Information Technology (IT) department. There she served in business administration and leadership capacities before transitioning to director of IT service management, where she worked to optimize and modernize the organization’s strategy for telecom for its 70-plus offices throughout the country. While at TFA, was a founding member of Women in Tech (WIT) and sat on both Diversity & Inclusion Task Force at the org level which led to the expansion of the core values to include Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as well as the DEI Task Force within the IT department.

Today, Ilalee serves on the leadership team and is a lecturer for The Hoeft Technology and Management Program at the Gies College of Business and Grainger College of Engineering. She is also pursuing a master’s in business administration from Gies.

Ilalee continues her work with various community initiatives throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, March 16
 

9:00am CDT

 
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