Meronne Teklu currently lives in Alexandria’s West End and is running for City Council to amplify and elevate the voices of our minority communities with City leadership. Professionally, she works as a technology management consultant at a professional services firm in Northern Virginia. Meronne is an empathetic leader committed to creating an empowered community that realizes the promise of equity and focuses on implementing long-term change. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from The College of William & Mary in 2017 and led various initiatives to elevate diverse, minority student perspectives. Previously, she served as a Community Manager for IEA Councils on Higher Education in Washington, D.C., and as an Advisory Board Member for the Wegene Ethiopian Foundation.