Ileana Mejia

Public Policy Advocate

Ileana Mejia

Ileana is the public policy advocate at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and is working to increase individual nonprofits' advocacy capacity through trainings, materials, and conversations, and advocating on behalf of the nonprofit sector as a whole to advance MCN’s mission.

She most recently worked at a nonprofit as a community organizer where she focused on coalition building around equitable development and parks and green spaces. Ileana has a passion for inclusion and racial equity work, particularly in lifting up voices who have been historically left out of policy decisions that directly influence them. In addition, she has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Humphrey School of Public Affairs and completed a term of service with Public Allies AmeriCorps program.