Ilona Bray, J.D. is an award-winning author and legal editor at Nolo, specializing in real estate, immigration law, and nonprofit fundraising. Many of her books are consistent Nolo bestsellers, among them Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits, U.S. Immigration Made Easy and Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home. She particularly enjoys interviewing people and weaving their stories into her books.
Bray's working background includes solo practice, nonprofit, and corporate stints, as well as long periods of volunteering, including an internship at Amnesty International's main legal office in London. She received her law degree and a Master's degree in East Asian (Chinese) Studies from the University of Washington's School of Law and Jackson School of International Studies. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, going to open houses and gardening.
Bray also discusses real estate, immigration, and fundraising-related topics on Nolo's blog. She is the winner of the 2012 "Best Blog" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE). Find Ilona on Google + and Nolo.