Djamila was born and raised in Algeria, North Africa. She grew up in a large family with many siblings. After receiving her BS degree from the University of Law and Administration in Algeria 2005, she moved to the States along with her husband. Right after moving to California she started attending college where she changed programs many times until she found out about child development and she never looked back. She graduated with an AA degree in child development from Merritt College. The thought of getting this degree came right after giving birth to her two children, who are pre-teens now. She worked as an interpreter at schools and children’s clinics to help Arabic and French parents who spoke little to no English. She joined GLM through an agency where she worked as a substitute teacher. She enjoys working with children as this offers her an opportunity to connect with them, help them reach their potential, and guide them towards meaningful growth. Cooking is her passion as it brings back her childhood memories and connects her with her country of origin and its traditional dishes. But the most important thing for her is spending time with her husband and kids.