Welcome: Layla Lahiji, Education Abroad Intern
AMIDEAST Education Abroad is happy to introduce one of our new summer interns, Layla Lahiji!
Layla grew up in Lethbridge, a small town in Southern Alberta, Canada. She grew up in a multicultural home and began learning a number of languages at an early age. While learning English, she was taught German at home, attended a French-immersion school, and later continued to study languages and cultures in university, minoring in both French and Spanish. In her fifth year at the Dhillon School of Business, Layla is majoring in International Management and has participated in a number of academic exchanges. From Germany, to Spain, and later Ecuador, Layla has studied in a variety of international settings and is excited for her current experience in Washington, D.C. with The Washington Center. She loves to travel and explore new cultures.
This year, Layla has begun an undergraduate thesis on "Intersectionality in International Management.” Within this topic, she will explore the concept of diversity in the management sector through policies, practices, and regulations, and theorize how these practices should be adjusted with the relatively-new concept of intersectionality. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education at a legal institution to become an immigration lawyer.
Layla is excited to be part of AMIDEAST and looks forward to learning about their various programs, building connections, and strengthening her knowledge on the Middle East and Northern Africa.