Spirit, Optimism, Friend
“I absolutely promise to dedicate my life to my dreams no matter what.”
Having participated in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute since 7th grade, Laila has challenged herself to dive into every aspect of STEM learning, including engineering, robotics, coding, and graphic design. Over the years, she has grown in terms of both hard and soft skills. While she has cultivated an appreciation for the program's nine core values, the ones that have impacted her the most are passion, leadership, collaborative spirit, and initiative.
Outside of the lab, Laila serves as a leader in student government and organizes many events for the Santa Clara community. She leads a variety of clubs on campus that bring students together through dance, religion, community service, and spirit. While she hasn't yet settled on a career choice, her experience working alongside her peers has inspired Laila to pursue a future career centered around people.
FIRST Tech Challenge, 2017
Presented to team Gophor Robotics
Elected ASB Spirit Commissioner
Santa Clara High, 2018-2020
Served as a leader in student council, organizing and hosting school events