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Ilona Rayan

Ilona Rayan

Administrative Assistant

Ilona, as the Administrative Assistant for The New York Climate Exchange, provides comprehensive administrative support, manages communication and calendars, and coordinates events, ensuring smooth operations and effective leadership support for our growing organization.

Ilona has worked on climate and international diplomacy for over 10 years. She joins the New York Climate Exchange from C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group where she worked on City Diplomacy, supporting the overall mission of enhancing cities as global climate leaders, and aiming at influencing policies and stakeholders towards undertaking ambitious climate action.

Prior to this, she worked with the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations and has gained a thorough knowledge and understanding of the engagement by national, local governments and non-state actors in international diplomacy, and the vital work of the United Nations, its many bodies and Non- and Inter-Governmental Organizations.

In addition to her professional experience, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from Hunter College and a Master of Science in Global Affairs with a concentration in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance from New York University.