Angela Illig

  • Health Professions Advisor

Angela Illig joined UHC in February as a Health Professions Advisor. A Pennsylvania native, Angela was happy to return to the Pittsburgh area and to the University of Pittsburgh community. Angela served most recently as Coordinator for Career Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, managing courses, curriculum, and instructors for a university-wide College to Graduate School and College to Career senior transition course program.

Angela returns to Pitt, having worked previously in counselor and advisor roles with students preparing for professional careers in medicine and law. Angela served as Pre-Law Advisor and liberal arts career counselor at the University of Pittsburgh, before shortly becoming Assistant Director of Career Services at GSPIA. Prior to working at Pitt, Angela served students interested in medical and health-related careers as Academic Advisor to science majors within the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. 

Angela enjoys aiding students in achieving academic and personal success, and encourages students to maximize their potential, capitalizing upon great opportunities in college. She is a strong advocate for study abroad, and fondly remembers studying in York, England and working in Galway, Ireland during her college years. She continues to volunteer as a Local Coordinator in Pittsburgh for the Council for International Educational Exchange.

Angela received her bachelor's degree in Communication/English/Business from Juniata College, a master's degree in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs Counseling from Syracuse University, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where worked with the Lost Boys of Sudan and Young Mothers organizations and taught career and mediation courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Angela enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading.

Education & Training

  • MS (Counselor Education), Syracuse University
  • BA (Communication, English, and Business), Juniata College