Class of 2020
Chief Executive Officer
Albion, CA, USA
- BA in Government, Smith College
Ayla is an entrepreneur with a decade of experience in social impact who specializes in human capital development, user-centered design, and startups. Most recently, she founded and was the CEO of Resonate, a nonprofit social enterprise in Rwanda that builds the leadership capacity of women and girls. She grew Resonate from the ground up, leading expansion into four East African countries, and executed a successful transition to new leadership within six years. Previously, Ayla worked as a change management consultant and as a community organizer. She consults on strategy for various companies and nonprofits, is on the board of directors at Resonate, and is an international grant advisor for The Pollination Project.