Layana Abu Touq
Chief Policy Officer
Layana is the Chief Research Officer at ELNOR. In her role, Layana oversees and responds to the research needs across the spectrum of development, talent, grant proposals, and policy, and works with different stakeholders to bring resources and evidence-based solutions to education access in refugee camps. Prior to ELNOR, Layana has worked for the New York Public Interest Research Group where she managed six projects to deploy social justice advocacy ranging from higher education access to civic engagement, healthcare, and combating poverty. Layana holds a B.A. in Psychology from The City College of New York, CUNY, and an MSc in International Social and Public Policy from the LSE. She is passionate about education policy as it interplays with equity, social justice, and the global distribution of resources.