Lana El-Farra

Lana Habib El-Farra is a recent graduate of UCLA who is excited to be a part of the next cohort of fellows and change-makers, as she feels it will be a safe space to learn from and contribute to. At UCLA, Lana was elected as External Vice President, charged with representing all undergraduate students at a local, state, and national level through organizations such as the University of California Student Association (UCSA) and the United States Student Association (USSA). Nationally, Lana was elected as the chair of the People of Middle Eastern and South Asian Descent Caucus within USSA- a position she held for two years. During her time as External Vice President, Lana advocated for the passage of legislation that would make higher education more accessible and affordable such as the Middle Class Scholarship and Proposition 30. Lana also focused on her community within UCLA. She managed the only retention program specifically designed for Muslim students, and chaired the UCLA Muslim Student Association College Day, a day where 300 students come to UCLA’s campus to learn about higher education. Currently, Lana is a Claims Specialist at Liberty Mutual Insurance and volunteers as a mentor for Minds Matter LA.