LeChae Mottley

Associate Director, Career & Leadership Readiness


LeChae Mottley is the Associate Director of Career and Leadership Readiness. In this role, she assists Harris graduate students in exploring career options aligned with their interests and values, while also developing essential strategies to support their short-term and long-term career goals. She specializes in working with EMP students, candidates with 4+ years of work experience, and alumni.

Since 2015, LeChae has been dedicated to social services in Chicago, primarily on the south and west sides of the city. Her diverse roles include serving as a care manager in the medical industry, a trauma therapist for survivors of sexual assault, and a career counselor for entertainment and performing arts professionals. Working with clients of all ages and diverse goals, LeChae is committed to creating a non-judgmental space in every session, fostering strong relationships, and consequently achieving optimal results.

LeChae holds a Bachelor of Journalism in strategic communication from the University of Missouri. Additionally, she earned a Master of Arts degree in social service administration from The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice.