Leila Aden

Japan Studies Research Fellow



Leila Aden

Leila Aden is a senior at the University of Washington double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and International Studies. She was raised in several countries and grew up experiencing a vast array of cultures and languages. These experiences, combined with her diverse background, sparked her interest in foreign affairs. After graduation, Leila aspires to become a foreign service officer with the State Department with a regional focus on the Asia-Pacific. She will be a junior fellow-in-residence at NBR this summer researching the U.S.-Japan strategic partnership.