Issra Killawi is a project manager with The Family and Youth Institute. She graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design and a minor in Art. Issra is passionate about youth development, mentorship, and education.

Her prior experience includes co-developing an education and mentorship program for young Muslims, as well serving as a youth director with the Muslim American Society of Detroit. Issra has also interned with The FYI previously and co-authored The FYI’s Marriage Prep Toolkit. She is currently working on developing an online marriage preparation course with The FYI.

Issra’s interest in The FYI stems from a desire to make research accessible through creative and engaging means to build stronger communities.