Ilana is a content strategist and producer with a passion for researching, designing and developing educational experiences at the intersection of digital and physical space. She is particularly interested in ‘translating science to story’ (via various media) to bring abstract concepts to life for diverse audiences. Over the course of her career, she has worked as an education researcher, executive science editor, distance-learning program evaluator, and museum exhibit developer. Ilana holds a Master’s in Environmental Science/Social Ecology from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American History from Brandeis University.
Ilana believes inspiring wonder is a powerful way to engage students in learning. She is often amazed by interconnections and patterns she sees in nature. These stuffed whale-fish represent agents in a much larger stuffed-fish ecosystem!