Iliria comes from a background in digital design, secondary education and higher education. She has obtained a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Interactive and Visual Design) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Senior Years) from QUT. Iliria is an accredited Fellow of the Higher Education Academy which has formally recognised her expertise in teaching and learning.

She has worked as an Online Tutor and Unit Coordinator for the Swinburne University of Technology, providing specialist advice to students studying the Bachelor of Design online. Iliria also has experience as a qualified secondary teacher, specialising in the subject areas of digital and design technologies.

In her current role, Iliria supports UQ staff in implementing eLearning solutions for the most common teaching and learning problems, using centrally supported eLearning tools. She has extensive experience using eLearning tools and systems as a professional staff member, an academic and as a student.