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Yasmin Elhady is the daughter of Libyan and Egyptian immigrants, otherwise known as a North African Unicorn.  Yasmin is an attorney, comedian, philanthropist, and relationship expert.  She received her undergraduate degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in Neuroscience and Middle Eastern Studies.  After completing a graduate fellowship at the American University in Cairo focusing on Arabic, she attended law school at the UCLA School of Law.  There, Yasmin was the President of her law class, as well as President of the Muslim Law Students Association.  She wrote onto the UCLA Law Review where she was a Comments Editor, and also served as the Chief Articles Editor for the UCLA Journal of Islamic & Near Eastern Law.  Upon graduation, Yasmin was selected for the U.S. Department of Justice's Attorney General's Honors Program. She later attended Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, was named a John L. Weinberg '47 Mid-Career Fellow in Public & International Affairs, and served as her Public Policy class's student government representative. She then returned to federal service & is currently an attorney. She’s also the former founder & Chairwoman of the Board of PennyAppealUSA—a charity focused on ending cyclical poverty domestically & internationally.

Her roles as a mother, daughter, wife, and sister help inform her perspective and relate to other people's joy and pain with humor. Yasmin’s alter ego is "Yasguru," a hyper active relationship advisor with silly videos on Instagram. On today’s show, Yasmin shares her experiences growing up in Alabama, how she became a bully crusher which ultimately led her to become an attorney, her role as a relationship advisor and matchmaker and her alter ego Yasguru. Tune in now to hear her hilarious and insightful interview. 

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In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • Libya's history (population of 6 million) 
  • Moving to the US (Huntsville Alabama)
  • Wearing a headscarf (big symbol of moral and responsibility, dedicating to the more godly state) 
  • Standing up for people 
  • Protecting people, leading her to become a lawyer (Bully crusher) 
  • Confidentiality   
  • Advice for wannabe lawyers - what to do and what not to do
  • Older student (don't rush with your carrier) 
  • Favorite role
  • Relationships/matchmaking 
  • The rule of 3
  • Advice for people looking for love 
  • Finding yourself and finding love in 30's and 40's 
  • Emotional maturity 
  • Parenting 
  • Social Media (damaging impact)

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