Leila is currently the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education Officer at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School. In this senior leadership role, Leila is responsible for leading a team through the transformative work of enhancing academic programming at BB&N by increasing equity, inclusiveness, and social justice school-wide.
Previously, Leila served as the Vice President of Leadership Development, where she co-developed diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Before that, she served as City Year's Vice President of Recruitment and Admissions. In her role, Leila focused on developing and strengthening City Year’s national recruitment and admissions strategy. She led a national team implementing all aspects of recruitment and admissions, including prospect engagement, partnership development, diversity, campaign execution, selections, interviewing, and communications.
Leila served on the Board for GLAD. Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation. Above all else, Leila is a loving mother. She lives by the belief that "family is first"! She leans on her faith and is a fierce advocate for social justice and education equality which drives her to continue her work in schools and the nonprofit sector.