Illana Raia is currently exploring, and greatly enjoying, a mix of academic lecturing and philanthropic endeavors. Having joined Columbia University as Guest Lecturer in the Masters in Science Information & Knowledge Strategy department, Illana has also been busy founding Être - a new mentoring and resource site for girls approaching high school. She thinks of Être as a type of knowledge strategy for girls - highlighting the pertinent and valuable tools they will need to change the world - and contributes to HuffPost and Thrive Global on these issues. Named a Mogul Influencer in 2017, Illana has participated in The Balance Project Interviews and the #WomenWhoRock campaign, and was profiled in Forbes.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS