Ilina writers “Dirt & Noise” and is a seasoned marketer with over 25 years of marketing, brand strategy, communications, and writing experience.
Her experience on both the agency and client side of marketing communications affords her a keen understanding of both perspectives. She has a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia. Ilina currently serves as Chief of Staff to the First Lady of North Carolina.
Along with serving Shot@Life, Ilina works with her local food bank, and serves on the boards of VAE, a non-profit art gallery and creativity incubator, and the Cecilia Rawlins Fund, which helps provide meals and support to children and families in crisis at her sons’ school. She’s a doting mom to sons Carter and Neal, an Audrey Hepburn fan, devourer of all things food related, and a shoe aficionada. In her free time, she indulges in reading, traveling, and learning to knit.
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