Ayatt Elawad joined ARKanum in December 2015 as a mentor. Her first experience in ARKanum was as a mentee in the launching of the ARKanum program. She is now the squad leader for the high school girls. Ayatt is a full-time student at Boston University studying public health on a premedical track while working part-time in the Dean's Office for the graduate school of Arts and Sciences. Ayatt was born and raised in Boston but her family is originally from Khartoum, Sudan, whom she visits every year.