As a Palestinian born in Syria, and raised between East and West, Laila has built herself a stateless identity. Ending up in California, she has recently graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Film and Digital media and a Sustainability studies minor, making her not only interested in the climate crisis, but in the human condition that underlies it.

She is passionate about telling the stories of people and societies because she believes that true change can only come from honest reflection and diligent action. That is why she is here. She understands the urgency of implementing the 2030 agenda, and wants be a part of making those 17 goals a reality.