Leila Meliani is a first-year MBA candidate at Harvard Business School, focusing on the intersections of social impact, investing, and technology. At HBS, Leila is a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and holds leadership roles with the Women's Student Association and African American Student Union. She is also involved with the Harbus Foundation, a fund run by HBS students that provides $50,000 in grant awards annually to non-profit organizations in the greater Boston area.

Most recently, Leila worked as an Associate in the Human Capital Management division at Goldman Sachs in New York where she led initiatives to advance the firm's talent and diversity strategies. Leila graduated with honors from Howard University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in English. For leisure, Leila enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and live music. She is originally from New Jersey and currently resides in Boston.