Layla El-Khoury is a senior at NC State majoring in Biological Engineering with an Environmental concentration. She has lived in Raleigh, North Carolina, her whole life. Outside of school, Layla pursues dance. She has started to explore teaching and choreographing and has choreographed two works for Raleigh Dance Theatre.
Layla is researching how historical weather data can be used to predict the last freeze date in spring and first freeze date in fall. In particular, she is focusing on identifying ways to model the occurrence of false springs.