Senior Program Coordinator
Office: EC 2443 A
Ileana Lindsay obtained her BA in Public Administration from Florida International University in 2011 and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Organizations and Community Development with an anticipation graduation date of August 2019. As a native of Miami, Ileana has had the opportunity of working in higher education for over 11 years in administrative roles that support the academic success of students pursuing their graduate degrees. After the completion of her undergraduate degree, Ileana was the Graduate Senior Secretary for the Biology department at FIU where she worked directly with the Program Director and Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences in various areas including admissions, graduate school support, and student academic success. In 2014, Ileana transitioned into the medical education discipline, as the Assistant to the Vice Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. In this role, she coordinated the medical school’s full accreditation process, curriculum development, faculty affairs, and Graduate Medical Education. Soon after, Ileana returned to FIU and began the role as Student Affairs Program Coordinator at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. In this position, she facilitated program planning and development for medical student wellness and academic support. After a year in that role, she was approached with the opportunity to become the Program Coordinator for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the medical school, developing and promoting programs and services designed to enhance the intersectionality of the medical schools’ college community.
Throughout Ileana’s service in academia, many of her successes include the program development of the pipeline program, the Florida Scientific Training and Research (STAR) program; a multi-year academic and social enrichment program developed to prepare undergraduate minority students for a career in medicine, and the facilitation of a fundraising event that raised over $10,000 in scholarship for students historically underrepresented in medicine. In addition, Ileana coordinated the National Pre-Faculty Career Development Conference for Trainees and Faculty, that brought together trainees, faculty, and senior leaders to share activities and best practices to better prepare college, graduate, and post-doctoral professionals to consider pursuing careers as educators and researchers in the STEM field.