Ilsa Govan, M.A.
Ilsa Govan is a co-founder of Cultures Connecting. She has more than fifteen years of experience as a facilitator, consultant, leadership coach and community activist. In her work as an Equity and Race Specialist for Seattle Public Schools, she developed strategies for addressing institutional racism in a large organization.
Ilsa has built on this through her work with Cultures Connecting over the past seven years, supporting hundreds of individuals and organizations to develop an equity lens and contribute to sustainable change.
She volunteered on the planning teams for the White Privilege Conference and the Seattle Race Conference.
Ilsa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Western Washington University and her Master’s Degree in Bicultural Human Development from Pacific Oaks College Northwest. She is deeply invested in examining how her own identity influences her interactions with others, particularly through the lens of privilege and oppression.