Laleh began her ATD career in August 2009 as a research associate responsible for the quarterly release of the Learning Executive Confidence Index and was involved in all phases of conducting, analyzing, and publishing research reports. She wrote the 2010 State of the Industry report. In February 2011, Laleh became the manager of the ATD Forum. Laleh previously worked at the Society for Human Resources Management in the survey research department, conducting surveys and analyzing and reporting data on current human resources issues. Prior to that, she worked for two years as a global account executive for Lowe Worldwide in London, managing four personal-care accounts for Unilever. Laleh holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from University College London and a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from George Mason University.