Meftihe is a brand new US Citizen and resident of Long Beach. She was born in Kenya to Ethiopian refugees who were waiting for safe passage out of Africa. They took the first plane available, and landed in Australia.
Growing up in Australia, Meftihe developed a very strong passion and commitment to human rights. She has been volunteering in social advocacy groups for over 14 years, with a special interest in Indigenous and LGBTQ rights and Women’s Heath. In 2011 she completed her Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Policy and Research and migrated to the United States.
Meftihe brings with her nearly a decade of nonprofit experience, including previous executive assistant support with senior leadership at one of the nation’s largest Jewish nonprofits. In her spare time, Meftihe likes to write novels and do yoga on the beach. She also loves animals, and hopes to adopt a cat very soon.