Alumna Layla Abdullah-Poulos Selected for Columbia University Muslim Women Leadership Program

By Erin Young

December 15, 2016

Adjunct Layla Abdullah-Poulos, SUNY Empire State College alumna, was accepted to participate in the Islam, Social Justice, and Interreligious Engagement's (ISJIE) Muslim Women Leadership Program at Columbia University.

According to the ISJIE program description:

The Muslim Women Leaders Program (MWLP) aims to nurture a community of dialogue among diverse Muslim women leaders. The program seeks to provide opportunities for networking; examination of relevant aspects of Islamic thought and practice; and development of practical skills in public engagement and communication. 

Abdullah-Poulos' was selected based upon her leadership work in her Suffolk, N.Y. Muslim community, as founding president of the ESC Minority Students in Action student group and New York facilitator of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative.

She graduated on Long Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies and Literature and earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Advance Certificate in Women and Gender Studies and American Studies through the School for Graduate Studies. 

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