Layla Parrotte - Property Manager
Originally from Muscat, Oman, Layla graduated from Standen University in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, with an M.A. in Leisure and Tourism Studies. Following her graduation, she worked in a number of middle management positions within the hospitality industry, mainly for the InterContinental and Hyatt hotel chains. Layla first joined the Department of State in 2003 as a Protocol Assistant and has since served in various direct-hire positions domestically and as an AEFM overseas. Some of her positions include Travel Specialist, Staff Assistant, and VIP Visits Coordinator. Layla also worked with the Foreign Commercial Services as a Commercial Specialist where she was responsible for providing different business services to FCS office clients. She also contributed in organizing official FCS and embassy events. Layla has lived with her Foreign Service husband and son in New Jersey, Ouagadougou, Dubai, Doha, and currently in Vienna, VA. Layla speaks Arabic, English, Swahili, and basic French. Layla enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, planning events, entertaining friends, baking, and dancing.