Tala Dayyat, Program Coordinator, assists the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color (ABMoC) with operations-related issues and manages administrative tasks. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Tala worked as a Research Associate for the Tom Steyer 2020 presidential campaign. She worked on state-related and international policy memos with the Steyer campaign as well as assisted in involving Arab and Muslim leaders with politics on the presidential campaign level. Tala also runs her own private tutoring business, where she focuses on general education assistance for kids K-12. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of San Francisco, and two master’s degrees in international studies and comparative politics from the University of San Francisco and the School of Public Affairs at American University respectfully. She lives in Walnut Creek down the street from her niece Madi, who acts just like her one and only Yiayia.