Iliana Estévez is an education practitioner committed to the professional and academic advancement of underserved and underrepresented students. As the Federal Programs Director at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute, she oversees the implementation of three workforce development and college retention programs, which include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Project and the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) as well as the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Leadership Project. She is also a NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service IGNITE Fellow.
Prior to joining HSFI, Iliana led the development and implementation of the NNSA Leadership Project at the Hispanic College Fund. She also directed outreach, recruitment and retention at Georgetown University’s Carroll Fellows Initiative, the university’s flagship program for its most academically talented undergraduates. Iliana oversaw program development, advised over 120 students, and managed the Lisa J. Raines Summer Research Fellowship and the Arrupe Scholarship for Peace. In 2007, she was selected as Amnesty International’s Ralph J. Bunche Fellow where she led a campaign to improve the working conditions of migrant farm workers. Through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship, she worked at the World Bank’s Civic Engagement and Participation Group and at the Washington Office on Latin America.
Iliana served as Secretary and later Vice-President of the Executive Board of the CHCI Alumni Association from 2010 to 2012. She received her BA from Boston College.
I am committed to the professional and academic advancement of underserved and underrepresented students.