Laila joined Avenue in 2017 and serves as the Community Initiatives Project Manager. She brings with her a passion for public service and community engagement. She received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston, and was an active community organizer while in college. Prior to joining Avenue, Laila worked at the Black Sheep Agency and served as Director of Constituent Services for Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lilith Fund.