Research Fellow, Children & Families Program
Leila is a Research Fellow for the Children and Families Program at Next Generation, where she specializes in early education and child care policy in California. She brings with her a strong background in research, communications, and advocacy work. Most recently, Leila led a legal advocacy team at the YWCA where she managed social outreach programs to build awareness of child trafficking in the Bay Area. She also assisted graduate research at U.C. Berkeley where she worked on a thesis examining immigration policy towards expatriate women in the 1930s.
Leila graduated with high distinction from U.C. Berkeley with a double major in History and Peace and Conflict studies.