Menna was born and raised in Ethiopia and came to the US with her family in 1998. She graduated from UCLA in 2004 with a major in Biology. She is interested in becoming either a general internist or an endocrinologist and help especially the growing number of Diabetics in the world increase their quality of life. She is also interested in pursuing a degree in public health and doing a health services research that addresses issues of the chronically ill patients.