Carla Kupe


Carla Madeleine Kupe currently serves as the first Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
and Compliance for the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General. Carla is also Director
of the Professional Identity Formation program at Loyola University Chicago School of
Law.

Before her current position, Carla served as Associate General Counsel and Title IX
Coordinator for Chicago State University. Prior to that, Carla was an Assistant
Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago Law Department in its Federal Civil Rights
Litigation Division. She also held the position of Victim Witness Advocate for the Suffolk
County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, Carla was the
former Director of Community Relations for the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of the
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

Carla is the founder of The Impact Alliance NFP, a diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture
change consulting group. Additionally, Carla created Speak Truth Summit, a platform
giving voice and visibility to the particular and unique experiences of women of color.
Carla is a member of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Diversity Mentoring
Program and the law school's Dean’s Diversity Council. Additionally, Carla is a member
and contributing author of the editorial board for the Illinois Diversity Council. Carla
serves as a mentor at the University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and
Innovation and is one of the 2020-2021 Illinois Ambassadors for the civic engagement
platform United State of Women.

Carla speaks eight languages and has roots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Germany, and Luxembourg. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a
minor in Psychology from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and her Juris
Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois.


Watch August 13th's panel discussion with Carla here.