Two minutes into your first conversation with Ilan, his intriguing accent will leave you wondering if he is South African or American — he’s both! Ilan spent his childhood in sunny Johannesburg and moved to the Washington, DC area as a teen. After studying Government and International Business at the University of Maryland, Ilan earned his MA in Middle East History at Tel Aviv University. Ilan joins the Blonde team after working at a communication startup and in the non-profit sphere. In his free time, you can catch this trivia-buff in the club or cooking and improving his latest curry recipe.