Somaia started her fellowship with a strong desire to learn about the legislative process, and this has driven her to get the most out of her early experiences. Two days into her placement at the office of Congressman Tom Petri (WI – 6), Somaia El Sayed Metwalli of Egypt is getting deeply involved in the workings of her office. She is one of the new arrived Legislative Fellows Program delegates currently placed with Fellowship Mentors in Washington, D.C.

Somaia is passionate about improving political education in Egypt, and her experiences have already sparked ideas on how to achieve this goal. Read more…

Somaia has been a great addition to the office, and  they’ve been eager to help her learn about how to ensure effective leadership, says Kevin James, Legislative Assistant to Petri.  Kevin and the office are eager to have her on their team because they value her knowledge on Egypt. They have asked her to present a briefing to the office on current issues in Egypt, and feels that this will be a great contribution to the office.

The Legislative Fellows Program (LFP) is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by Legacy International.