Certificate Coach

"It's been an absolute pleasure getting to know Dulf. He came into our office with extensive experience in community leadership and a proactive attitude when it comes to self-development. Throughout his time at UIUC, he has very much focused on getting to know the campus and ways to engage with his new community. Through our conversations, he has shown motivation, ambition, and a drive to make the most of opportunities for growth and collaboration."

- Joy Das, Illinois Leadership Center Assistant Director

Joy Das

Assistant Director at the Illinois Leadership Center

Joy Das is an experienced professional in higher education, student leadership development, and project management. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wellesley College and a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Cornell University.

At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, she oversees leadership workshops, student groups, and student leadership awards. During her time at Cornell University, she managed community-engaged learning initiatives and leadership programs.

Joy's educational journey includes a focus on economic and financial policy during her M.P.A. program. She holds certifications in Psychological Safety, Infrastructure Project Management, and Finance.

Joy's skills and interests encompass leadership, research, and community engagement. She is endorsed for her expertise in these areas by colleagues. In her role, she continues to contribute to student leadership development and community engagement.

Joy Das's career demonstrates her dedication to empowering students and fostering community engagement. Thank you, Joy, for being my coach, guiding me with leadership inquiries, leading discussions on theories and life lessons, and your support throughout all my endeavors!