Menal joined Turning Point for Women and Families as a Seniors Advocate in November 2023. She hopes to one day bridge the divide between the Western and Arab worlds, creating dialogue, breaking stereotypes, and preventing the spread of misinformation. As someone who comes from an immigrant background, she is passionate about creating an open space that reflects the richness in diversity of the students and their cultural differences. Her past experiences of teaching immigrants and refugees have taught her what strength and resilience means. She is a second-generation American, originally from Yemen, and speaks fluent Arabic.