Leila is an Operations Advisor in the Colorado Governor’s Office. Before this role, Leila served as a Budget Analyst in the Office of State Planning and Budgeting. She is passionate about the use of evidence and data to inform policy making, budgeting, and operations, as well as the pivotal role of implementation in achieving our ambitious public policy goals.
Leila holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused on local and state policy issues and served as a Legislative Analyst in the Texas House of Representatives. She was born in Boulder, raised in Longmont, and currently resides in Denver. She loves the arts and can often be found around the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on weekends.