2022 Mike Ilitch School of Business 25 Under 25 winner
M.B.A. expected December 2022
Natalie El-Yafouri earned an associate's in general studies from Macomb Community College in 2016 and graduated cum laude from Wayne State with a bachelor's in psychology in 2018. She currently maintains a 3.9 GPA in the Ilitch School M.B.A. program with dual concentrations in global supply chain management and information systems management.
El-Yafouri currently works as a clinical research coordinator for Karmanos Cancer Institute. She previously worked as a research assistant for the WSU Ofen Cognitive and Brain Development Lab. El-Yafouri also worked as a peer mentor for WSU's Psychology Academic Support Services while earning her undergraduate degree. She is a recipient of the WSU President's Award scholarship.
For three years, El-Yafouri worked for the Williams Syndrome Association, a nonprofit headquartered in Troy, as a camp counselor and activity leader. In her time at the enrichment camp, she helped with therapy activities for kids and teenagers with the genetic condition Williams Syndrome.