Jamila's family is originally Lebanese, but she grew up in the Ivory Coast where her dad ran a few businesses. When war broke out, her family packed up and moved to Senegal, but Jamila decided to go to Bordeaux, France for university, where she took genetics and biochemistry. During her summers she worked on a vineyard (her family is Maronite, so wine is totally cool) and became interested in the biodynamic production of grapes. Since graduating, she has been working on breeding cows that have larger horns for burying manure. In her spare time Jamila is planning her wedding to an up and coming Galician performance artist named Manolo.