For the month of Dhul Hijjah we wanted to bring you episodes to help you inside and outside of the month in the first 10 days so we released the last 2 episodes early. In this weeks Episode our guest Yasmin Elhady talks to us about how giving charity paid her way into Law School, the Joy of Motherhood and the scary transition into meaningful and fulfilling work. This a "Don't Miss" episode.
Yasmin Elhady is the daughter of Libyan and Egyptian immigrants, otherwise known as a North African Unicorn. She was born in Egypt and came to the United States at age 4, growing up in the deep South. Yasmin is an attorney, comedian, philanthropist, and relationship expert. She’s basically confused, or multi-talented—you choose. She received her undergraduate degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in Neuroscience and Middle Eastern Studies. After completing a graduate fellowship at the American University in Cairo focusing on Arabic, she attended law school at the UCLA School of Law. There, Yasmin was the President of her law class, as well as President of the Muslim Law Students Association.
She wrote onto the UCLA Law Review where she was a Comments Editor, and also served as the Chief Articles Editor for the UCLA Journal of Islamic & Near Eastern Law. Upon graduation, Yasmin was selected for the U.S. Department of Justice's Attorney General's Honors Program. She later attended Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, was named a John L. Weinberg '47 Mid-Career Fellow in Public & International Affairs, and served as her Public Policy class's student government representative. She then returned to federal service & is currently an attorney. She’s also the Chairwoman of the Board if PennyAppealUSA—a charity focused on ending cyclical poverty domestically & internationally.
Her roles as mother, daughter, wife, and sister help inform her perspective and relate to other people's joy and pain with humor. Her alter ego is "Yasguru," a hyper active relationship advisor with silly videos on Instagram & YouTube and a “#MarryMondays” relationship series.
This episode is Brought to you by Be You In HD, LLC and the Not Without My Hijab Stageplay. Donate to the Penny Appeal USA campaign and the Not Without My Hijab Campaign on www.launchgood.com in these Blessed 10 Days Dhul Hijrah.
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