Leyly Moridi is an MPP candidate interested in public health strategies targeting gender-based violence and reproductive rights in low-resource settings. Most recently, Leyly served as a policy advisor in the global health division of the UK Department of Health and Social Care. There, she led the department’s strategy for including health objectives in the UK-India trade deal and other economic agreements. Prior to this role, Leyly undertook research and advocacy projects on violence against women’s and land rights activists at a grassroots non-profit organization based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Most recently, she spent the summer as an implementation science research assistant for interventions to reduce common mental disorders and intimate partner violence in conflict-affected Mozambique.

A keen linguist, Leyly graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in French and Spanish in 2019. After Yale, she hopes to pursue opportunities to advance evidence-based policies and programs supporting women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.