From a very young age, Ayala Magder has been involved in community activism and volunteer work with various organizations. She graduated with honors from Stella K. Abraham High School in 2010. After studying in Israel for a year, she began her college career at Macaulay Honors College at Queens College. She is currently a sophomore majoring in Environmental Studies with hopes of becoming and environmental lawyer. Ayala spends much of her spare time pursuing her interest in creative writing and art, as well as tutoring students in middle school and high school.