Perla Khattar is a Lebanese, first generation attorney that graduated from La Sagesse University in Beirut with an Bachelor of laws, Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian. She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State and earned her Master of Laws, Summa Cum laude, Valedictorian from Loyola University in New Orleans. She also attended Drexel University as part of her Fulbright journey.
Currently, Perla is running after her childhood dream of being hooded as a doctor by pursuing Notre Dame Law School's Doctorate of Juridical Sciences program in Human Rights. Perla has published over 9 articles across journals in the fields of privacy, technology, financial markets, and human rights. In the past year, Perla was sitting on the Executive Board of Proud Lebanon; an NGO that fights for the rights of minority communities. As part of her volunteering experience, she wrote the section related to the right of LGBTIQ+ individuals in Lebanon's third round of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to the United Nations. She also ran a nation wide campaign aiming to decriminalize same-sex relationships in the country, therefore working with various political parties months before the parliamentary elections.
Perla has a dream of making legal education more accessible to vulnerable communities in developing nations; this is a goal that she hopes to achieve in the foreseeable years. During off-hours, Perla is a certified NAUI diver, an amateur chess player and a foodie.