Who We Are

Ileana Lopez-Martinez

Program Associate


Early Childhood, Reproductive Health and Justice

M.P.H., Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, Emory University
B.A., Sociology, University of Chicago

Ileana López-Martínez (she/they/ella) is a Program Associate at the Irving Harris Foundation working with our grant partners in Early Childhood and Reproductive Health and Justice. They are a lifelong Chicagoan who grew up surrounded by survivors of the AIDS epidemic and the Civil Rights Movement. Her upbringing informed her desire to work to bridge gaps between community work and institutions in order to achieve justice across her community’s lifespan, with a focus on sexual and reproductive justice. Ileana holds a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago. Outside of work, you can find Ileana exploring new restaurants and posting about the desserts she makes.