Leyla graduated from McGill University with a degree in Cognitive Science and Communication Studies. Her longstanding passion for cognition and the arts led her to join Project Zero, where she currently serves as Project Assistant on the PZ Core team. Prior to Fall 2017, Leyla lived and worked in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of the small, tight-knit team behind the War Childhood Museum. She is interested in museum education and the long-term effects of childhood trauma.