Alabama – Wajiha Mekki

Wajiha Mekki




Lawrenceville, Georgia
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Wajiha Mekki is a third-year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham studying Cancer Biology and Political Science, with a concentration in Global Policy and Politics, while concurrently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology. She holds numerous on-campus leadership positions including Executive Director of the UAB Leadership and Service Council and Deputy Chief of Staff of the UAB Undergraduate Student Government Association. Beyond her campus involvements, she had most recently served as a Foreign Policy Intern with the United States House of Representatives, Harvard PPLC 2024 Scholar, and Johnson & Johnson Medical Affairs intern. Currently, she serves as a USDOS Intern, working on numerous innovation and modernization projects and a Science Diplomacy Fellow with the National Science Policy Network. Beyond her policy interests, she was a Clinton Global Initiative University Fellow, Sparkman Fellow, and a Her Bold Move Fellow.