Franny El Attrash-Ukaejiofo ‘09

Francesca El Attrash-Ukaejiofo is currently a candidate for a Master’s in Public Policy, with a concentration in International Development, from the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington DC. She is expecting to graduate in 2016. Her academic and professional interests are foreign policy, international development, and government administration. Her causes of interest are human rights, particularly gender equality.

Francesca is currently an Editorial Fellow at Govloop, which works to connect public sector professionals to improve government. During her time in DC, she also interned with Senator Ron Wyden’s Office (D-OR) on Capitol Hill and the Department of State in the Foreign Service Institute. Recently, Francesca worked as a Research Assistant at the Congressional Management Foundation, which is dedicated to improving Congress’s effectiveness.

During her undergraduate career, Francesca gained experience in grassroots organization through her involvement in various social justice groups including Chapman Feminists, the Queer Straight Alliance, and the University Program Board. Her social activism inspired her to focus on women’s leadership on the international platform.

After completing her Master’s program, she hopes to work either in Department of State or an international organization focusing on women’s issues. She currently lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Dr. Rex Ukaejiofo.

Peking University, Beijing Sept. – Dec. 2011
China Studies Institute, Fall 2011
4 Courses- Mandarin, Chinese Political Reformation, Sino-American Relations, and Women’s Studies
Chapman University ‘13; B.A. Double Major in Political Science and Peace Studies,
Minor in Women’s Studies
American University, Expected Graduation 2016, Candidate for Master’s in Public Policy
Current location: Virginia