Leila is a journalist and academic who secretly wishes she was an artist.
That’s the short version. Here’s the long one: After graduating from Rhodes in 2009 she edited environmental documentaries. Subsequently she worked as a journalist for Carte Blanche, covering stories such as rhino poaching, public servants’ strikes and government corruption. Somewhere between a strike and following the rhino she was awarded a fellowship from the University of Southern California (USC). She packed her bags and moved to the United States where she completed her MA in Specialized Journalism (The Arts). While at USC she reported on musicians and visual artists in Los Angeles and Cuba.Now Leila has come full circle. Recently she was appointed TV lecturer at Rhodes University.