Layla is the founder of NEXTGen London, the first chapter and network of young professionals supporting UNICEF in Europe. She is also the co-founder of NEXTGen Europe. Professionally, Layla is Director of Operations at Little Bridge, an immersive games-based children’s learning and media company. Prior to Little Bridge she spent five and a half years in digital strategy consulting. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a dual major in Business (Red McCombs School) and Political Science.
She has been involved in philanthropic endeavours from her early childhood and launched her first large-scale project at age 14. She was the Philanthropy Chair of her sorority at university and continued her involvement into her professional career. She is passionate about improving the lives of children via education and sustainable development. She believes these are the key tenants to drive true and long-term impact. She is particularly passionate about working with UNICEF as their global footprint and relationships reach the most dangerous corners of the world. She has diverse international experience having lived in the UK (currently), Iran, Spain, and several major US cities. Outside of Next Gen Layla loves to travel and practice yoga!