Sheyla (she/her/ella) joined LAANE in 2021 as a research fellow. She worked with Long Beach for a Just Economy, previously known as the Long Beach Coalition, as a research fellow during the Digital Infrastructure and Capacity Project for two years. Soon after, Sheyla participated in the Beth & Julia Meltzer Internship Program before joining the Long Beach for a Just Economy campaign as an organizer in 2023.
Sheyla interned as an organizer and researcher in another nonprofit in Long Beach prior to joining LAANE. She graduated from CSULB in 2021 with a B.A in Sociology.