Naila is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies. She studies ancient Judaism and the history of biblical interpretation in the Hellenistic period and Late Antiquity more broadly. Her research focuses on the intersection of historiography and exegesis in various early Jewish texts and seeks to bring the field of biblical studies in conversation with Quranic and early Islamic studies. Before joining GWL, Naila served as a liaison for students at the Divinity School applying for PhD programs and helped tailor academic writing samples and personal statements. She is excited to assist students working on any writing projects at any stage for academic or general audiences in the Humanities. She is also happy to work with students in the social sciences.