Born and raised in Egypt, Laila is a junior at Brown University concentrating in Economics. Inspired by what she saw during the Arab Spring, Laila began her own oral history archive of witness testimonies in 2017. At Brown, she has played multiple roles in the international affairs community. She is an editor at the Brown Journal of World Affairs, where she recently led a section on global statelessness. She is an active member of the PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics) Society, and alongside her team, won first prize at the 2020 Hack for Humanity hackathon for their project designing a cloud-based electronic medical record for Syrian refugees. Laila will be studying abroad at the University of Oxford in Spring 2021 as a visiting student enrolled in PPE.