Layah serves as Executive Assistant to the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z). Layah is from the neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles and brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the SLATE-Z promise zone area. She is committed to helping develop strategies to uplift communities in need and has dedicated her life to helping others. She brings years of experience working in both the nonprofit and private sectors. Her passions also led her to found her own organization, City Youth Exposure, which is dedicated to providing opportunities to at-risk youth to ensure success.
Layah has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minor in Education from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University Los Angeles.
Outside of work, Layah enjoys interior design, real estate, architecture, sports, and health & wellness.