Menna Elsayed

QuestBridge Alum, Columbia ‘17 Student at UCLA School of Law's Epstein Public Interest Law & Policy Program

Menna Elsayed is an incoming student at UCLA School of Law’s Epstein Public Interest Law & Policy Program. She recently completed a Justice Fellowship at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. She primarily worked in operations for EJI’s Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and National Memorial for Peace and Justice, dedicated to victims of racial terror lynchings. As an immigrant who grew up believing in the myth of American meritocracy, she is committed to promoting a more truthful narrative that reckons with America’s history and legacy of racial inequality. After law school, she is interested in becoming a public defender. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and French & Francophone Studies from Columbia University in 2017. At Columbia, she was President of Turath, the undergraduate Arab students association, and Service Chair for QuestBridge, coordinating presentations at local public high schools and college admissions essay editing workshops on Columbia’s campus.