Each month we highlight an individual working to make the justice system more accessible to DC residents. Meet Mirenda Meghelli, Program Officer at the DC Bar Foundation.
Where did you grow up?
What brought you to DC?
I first moved to DC for law school and found my way back years later.
I try to read for pleasure every day. Even if it's just for 15 minutes before bed.
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
My great grandmother 😊
You get one extra hour of free time per day. How do you use it?
Yoga or reading
What was the last restaurant you ate at?
Beteseb Ethiopian Restaurant (but take-out because I don't eat out during the pandemic)
What is your go-to karaoke song?
W'Shoop' by Salt-n-Pepa
One Item from your Bucket List
I'd like to visit Macchu Picchu.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Who is your role model, and why?
Bryan Stevenson because of his work at the Equal Justice Initiative
Who is your favorite artist (visual/musical/literary/etc.)?
What would you title your autobiography?
You get to paint a mural on the side of the White House. What do you paint?
A portrait of Stacey Abrams
What is your favorite museum in DC?
Anacostia Community Museum
The most rewarding element of your work
Working toward the Foundation's vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income, is deeply rewarding.
What is the best concert you have ever been to?
Legal aid is important to me because...
Income shouldn't determine your access to high-quality legal representation and zealous advocacy.
Your dream for our legal system is...
that race and class do not impact your experience with it.