Leila thrives when observing the interaction between people and green infrastructure in cities. She works as Assistant Professor and Associate Chair in the Landscape Architecture Department at University of Colorado, Denver, USA. Leila has focus on public health related to urban living systems design, planning and theory, and enjoy critical innovate design thinking for inside-outside transitions.
She currently teaches Landscape Architecture Core and Advanced Vertical Design Studios, Integrated Cross-Disciplinary, Green Infrastructure and Design Process classes, as well as International Urban Design Studio and study abroad primarily to Scandinavia. She has been with UCD since 2006 and is an often-used speaker at national and international green infrastructure conferences.