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Ilze Melngailis Bio, Age, Job, IG, Sarma Melngailis Sister

Meet Ilze Melngailis, sister of Sarma Melngailis.

Here you’ll learn about Ilze’s relationship with Sarma, her age, job, Instagram, and her marriage.

So, keep scrolling down to learn more about Sarma Melngailis’s sister Ilze Melngailis.

Meet Ilze Melngailis, Sarma Melngailis Sister

Ilze Melngailis is the sister of Sarma Melngailis from Netflix’s Bad Vegan. The show is gaining attention for its bizarre tell that involved New York establishment Pure Food and Wine, its co-owner Sarma, and her now-ex-husband Anthony Strangis. The story explores how Saram funneled nearly $2 million to Anthony believing in his false promises, how he controlled her, and how they became a fugitive who was later arrested from a motel in Tennessee.

We wrote an article about Sarma’s dad John and her mother Susan if you haven’t checked that out click the link. During their marriage, they had two daughters Sarma and her elder sister Ilze.

Does Ilze Melngailis Appear On Netflix’s Bad Vegan?

Yes, Ilze Melngailis does appear on Netlfix’s Bad Vegan. According to the show, two of them she and her sister were raised in a caring environment even though they came from a broken home. Unlike Sarma who had trouble articulating her thoughts, Ilze has a very outspoken personality.

So, Ilze often had to speak up for her sibling when they were young. Two sisters were always close to each other. They stayed in touch and also had unquestionable loyalty and care for one another. Sarma visited Ilze in Canada while she was studying Psychology at McGill University.

When Sarma was on the run, Ilze refused to meet Anthony without Sarma because it didn’t feel right to her essentially mourning her baby sister. They were very close to each other.

Ilze Melngailis Age

Reportedly born on 16 December 1968, Ilze Melngailis is 53 years old as of March 2022.

Ilze Melngailis Job

Ilze Melngailis started her career as a Research Manager at Harvard Medical School & Boston Children’s Hospital in September 1990 and May 1992. From 1993 to 1994, she worked for Latvia’s Association for Family Planning and Sexual Health as Founder, Executive Director in Riga, Latvia.

In 1996, Ilze joined International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region as a Sustainability Analyst. She worked in that role until 1998. For two years (2001-2003), she also worked as a Consultant to International Women’s and Youth Programs at Independent Consultant.

She worked as a senior advisor of Marketing and Promotion for Meridian Group International from 2003 to 2006.

Furthermore, Ilze joined GBCHealth as Director of Corporate Strategies and Member Services. She then became Vice President, Partnership and Impact Initiatives.

Starting in 2012, Ilze has been serving as Senior Director of Global Partnerships and Senior Director of Business Council for the UN and Private Sector Engagement.

Ilze earned her degree in Psychology from McGill University in Canada in 1990. She earned her MBA in Marketing, Strategy from Yale School of Management.

Is Ilze Melngailis Married?

Yes, Ilze Melngailis is married to her husband Yucel Erdogan. According to The Knot, they registered their wedding on 18 October 2014 in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Her husband Yucel is a Turkish-born American artist based in New York. He has been living in the states for over 30 years. He is currently serving as the executive creative director of Avrett Free Ginsberg since 2015.

Yucel is also the founder/president/chief creative officer of Reason-Y. He had previously worked for Blue Flame as The Creative Director and art director at Lotas Minard Patton McIver from 1992 to 1999.

Yücel’s award-winning campaigns have aired around the world, including for brands such as Van Clef Arpels, Tumi, Natori, Nike, Bacardi, Dewar’s, and Ciroc. Also, an accomplished illustrator and photographer, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Departures magazine has published his work.

He earned his MFA in Graphic Design from Marmara University and MSC in Communication Design from Pratt Institute.

You can follow him on Instagram (@yucelesque), Twitter (@yucelesque), or Facebook (@Yucelesque).

They share at least one son named JonYucel.

Related FAQs

  • Where Does Ilze Melngailis Reside?

Ilze currently lives in Hoosick Falls, New York.

  • Is Ilze Melngailis On IG And Facebook?

Ilze Melngailis is on Facebook. Her account is (@ilze.melngailis). She is also on Twitter (@ilze_melngailis).

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