Ilka S. Rodríguez-Díaz is currently the Chief of Workforce Planning & Analytics Group for the National Reconnaissance Office. Previously joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1985, having recently graduated from New York University with a B.A. in French and German. Ilka began her career supporting covert action programs in 25 countries on four continents. She then refocused her professional interest and began work in human and organizational development. She has numerous Exceptional Performance Awards, including an Intelligence Commendation Medal for her leadership at CIA University’s Language Institute, a Mission Achievement Award from CIA University for excellence in human resource development, and a Directorate of Support award for the redesign and implementation of the CIA’s new employee orientation program, Access CIA. Ilka has been a student at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and L’Institut Catholique de Paris and has an M.A. in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University. She is currently Director of CIA University’s Mission Academy.