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Laila Abdalla, Ph.D.

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Laila Abdalla obtained her Ph.D. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in English and successful writing at Central Washington University for over 21 years.


Currently, Abdalla serves as a Washington state career coach and advocate for individuals on temporary state assistance. Abdalla has devoted her career, teaching, and leadership to matters of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Above all, she is committed to her clients' and students' complete experience, raising awareness of BIPOC issues in employment, language, community, and culture.


Abdalla leads with equity in management and nonprofit volunteering, and continues to develop her own understandings of these complex issues — both professionally and in her lived experiences.


Laila Abdalla is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education freelance review network.

Contributions

Blog
Parent and Family Guide for Hispanic and Latino/a Students
Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.
August 29, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
6 Hispanic Heritage Month Facts Students Should Learn About
Catherine Lafuente
August 29, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
Improving College Attendance in the Hispanic Community
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
August 25, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
How Will the End of Affirmative Action Impact Black and Latino/a Students?
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
August 17, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
8 Banned Books Every College Student Should Read
Kim-Ling Sun
July 5, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Career
5 Strategies for Salary Negotiation as a Latina
Meredith Schneider
June 30, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
What Inclusive Excellence Means to College Students
Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.
June 21, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Career
5 Strategies for Salary Negotiation as a Woman of Color
Blair Bedford
June 17, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Career
Obstacles Women Face at Work
Ellery Weil
May 12, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
How to Handle Food Insecurity as a College Student
Kristen Grau
May 12, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
Mental Health for Hispanic and Latino/a Students
Doug Wintemute
May 3, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
A Brief History of the SAT, America’s Most Popular College Entrance Exam
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
April 26, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Breaking Down Mental Health Stigmas in the Latino/a Community
Jenika McCrayer
April 20, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
Women-Owned Businesses to Shop During Women’s History Month
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
February 25, 2022 • ~5 Min Read
Blog
Latino, Latinx, Hispanic, or Latine? Which Term Should You Use?
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
February 14, 2022 • ~2 Min Read
Blog
Why Credit Literacy Is Important for Black and Hispanic Students
Ciera Graham, Ph.D.
February 10, 2022 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How Generational Wealth Affects First-Generation Students
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
February 7, 2022 • ~3 Min Read
Blog
How Sexual Assault Impacts College Men — And Two Ways to Prevent It.
Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.
February 7, 2022 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
How Campus Holiday Breaks Impact Students Experiencing Homelessness
Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
December 17, 2021 • ~0 Min Read
Blog
Hispanics Are Key to Closing the Gap in the STEM Workforce
Doug Wintemute
November 11, 2021 • ~2 Min Read
Resource
A Guide for Women in Skilled Trades
Stefanie Grodman
October 19, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Resource
Resources for Students With Basic Needs Insecurity
Staff Writers
September 27, 2021 • ~5 Min Read
Resource
Scholarships for Native American Students
Doug Wintemute
July 28, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Resource
Financial Aid Opportunities for Students of Color
Doug Wintemute
May 31, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
How to Write a Conclusion Paragraph for an Essay
Laila Abdalla, Ph.D.
April 7, 2021 • ~6 Min Read
Career
5 Tips for Students of Color Entering the Workforce
Nikki Carter
March 25, 2021 • ~4 Min Read
Blog
How to Write an Essay Introduction
Laila Abdalla, Ph.D.
November 4, 2020 • ~6 Min Read
Blog
Strategies for Writing a Compelling Thesis Statement
Laila Abdalla, Ph.D.
November 4, 2020 • ~5 Min Read