Iliana Molena Estrada (she/ella)
Senior Program Director, Thriving Neighbors
Iliana serves as Sr. Program Director for Thriving Neighbors (TN), coordinating, aligning and securing the strategic programs and partnerships for TN to positively contribute to ICJE’s mission in the Greater Washington neighborhood in San Jose, CA. She holds a Bachelor degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, and a M.A in Social Business from Mondragon Unibertsitatea in Spain.
Iliana has focused her 15+ years professional career on creating positive social change through social development, economic inclusion and EdTech. She has worked for the Mexican government, social businesses, non-profits, and universities, in the US and Latin America. Iliana is passionate about building bridges and common languages for people who traditionally don’t work together. She is convinced that we can all bring perspective, knowledge and value to achieve common goals to make the world a better place.
In her personal life, Iliana enjoys being with her family, traveling, meeting new people, gastronomy, and photography. She moved from Mexico to the Bay Area with her family in 2019.