Leyly Moridi is an MPP candidate at Jackson, interested in the relationship between the provision of health services and women’s economic inclusion.  Leyly previously spent two years as an international trade and health policy advisor at the UK Department of Health and Social Care, where she managed a trading portfolio spanning Asia and Latin America. Leyly led the development of the Department’s approach to the UK-India Free Trade Agreement and oversaw policy strategy for a number of smaller-scale trading partnerships. 
Leyly graduated in 2019 with a BA in modern languages from the University of Cambridge, where she specialized in women’s political participation in Latin America and studied abroad in both Mexico City and Paris. Post-graduation, Leyly returned to Mexico as a graduate policy intern for a women’s rights NGO in Oaxaca. There, she undertook data and research projects on gender-based violence in the state’s indigenous communities and assisted with the organization’s reproductive rights advocacy work. A keen linguist, Leyly later taught French and Spanish to a range of students and hopes to brush up on her Farsi and Portuguese whilst at Yale. 
After Yale, Leyly plans to pursue opportunities with international organizations focusing on gender equality and health.