Biography Layla

I grew up in Italy and came to United States when I was 10 years old. I speak some Italian, however my ethnicity is Assyrian and I speak it fluently.  I have lived in Chicago and California. I attended Colman F. Brown, Somerset Junior High, and Beyer High School.

I attended Modesto Junior College, graduated and transferred to CSU Stanislaus with major in Psychology and Sociology. Attended CSU Stanislaus for graduate school and received a Masters in Education with the emphasis in Counseling. Also attended Mills College in Oakland and received a second Masters in Education with the emphasis in Leadership, and a Doctorate Degree in Education with the emphasis in Leadership.

Hobbies- I enjoy reading, bike riding, running, hiking, water rafting, going to the beach, swimming, music, and some art.

Work I've Published


I have published my Doctorial Dissertation:
Enrollement, Attrition, Retention, and Degree Completion Among First-Generation College Students: An Evaluative Analysis of Modesto Junior College TRIO Program