Before entering the executive search sector, Kamilah served as the Director of Student Career Advising with Northwestern Career Advancement, the centralized career services office at Northwestern University. In that role, she developed strategy and provided supervision to a team of career advisers who provided internship and job search guidance to undergraduate and graduate students. She also led efforts to broaden access to resources and career education for first-generation and/or lower-income students at Northwestern.
Her higher education experience includes academic advising, program development, career advising, mental health counseling, and supervision of professional staff and student employees. Kamilah began her career in higher education in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago coordinating an academic support program designed to recruit and retain students from underrepresented groups in engineering.