Issra Killawi is a Resource Development 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 interned with The FYI previously and co-authored The FYI’s Marriage Prep Toolkit. She also developed “Prepare to Pair“, The FYI’s online marriage preparation course.

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