Iliana E. Estévez, TechHire Engagement Manager

As a TechHire Engagement Manager, Iliana Estévez works with communities across the country to expand access to high-paying tech jobs and transform hiring practices.  

Iliana has dedicated her career to supporting the professional and academic advancement of underserved communities.  Prior to joining Opportunity@Work, she served as Director of Federal Programs at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund where she led development, implementation, and evaluation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Project, the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI), and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Leadership Project. While at Georgetown University, Iliana directed outreach, recruitment, and retention for the Carroll Fellows Initiative, the university’s flagship program for high-performing undergraduates.

Iliana was selected as an Amnesty International’s Ralph J. Bunche Fellow where she successfully led an advocacy campaign to improve the working conditions of migrant farm workers in 2007. As a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellow, she worked on civic engagement and human rights issues at the World Bank, and 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. In 2013, she was selected as a New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Ignite Fellow, a nine-month leadership development program for mid-career women leaders in nonprofit organizations. She also served on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Hispanic Council on Federal Employment from 2013 to 2016. Iliana received her bachelor’s degree in English and Hispanic Studies from Boston College and currently serves on the university’s AHANA Alumni Advisory Council.