Iliana Sotiriou is a member of the original founding team of Leading Through Reading. A Houston native, Iliana graduated from the University of Texas at Austin graduate in 2013 with a B.S. Communication Studies and minor in Spanish. Iliana is a Human Resources professional, currently working within talent acquisition at NRG Energy, Inc. Iliana developed an interest in education while attending college and participating in the Gateway Scholars Program, under the division of diversity and community engagement. Iliana was involved in research, volunteer work, and facilitating and managing the mentoring program of Gateway Scholars. While developing a friendship with Alexis, they discovered their shared passion for assisting those in need through education. Iliana has additional expertise in corporate and non-profit branding, fundraising, and social media planning.