Lela Ali was a 2014 YP4 alum and a graduate of North Carolina State University where she majored in International Political Science and minored in Middle East studies. She is a proud Egyptian immigrant that was raised in Rocky Mount, NC. Lela has interned with Common Cause NC where she worked with staff on grassroots organizing efforts, researched and wrote policy papers, and outreached to members of the North Carolina Legislature. She also worked with Ignite NC where she recruited students from all across North Carolina to train to be poll monitors for local, state, and presidential elections. Lela has worked in the bill drafting department at the North Carolina General Assembly.