Spoken Languages: English, Somali, Arabic, French, Turkish

Layla sees a lot of value in how Portland Empowered makes information about the Portland school system understandable and accessible and works hard to bring the tools that Portland Empowered gives her to her community. She encourages all members of her community to participate in Portland Empowered events, because she believes that parents who are connected with schools and who know where resources and help can be found are key to student success. Layla has a daughter in King Middle School and a son who is a freshman at Portland High School.