Mona is an Urban Development Intern for WRI’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She will be analyzing the legal aspects of Transit-Oriented Development. She will be researching zoning law implementation and barriers to rental housing.
Prior to WRI, Mona interned at the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law where she researched various legal obstacles to NGO registration in Asia. Mona also has been awarded two Global Health Interprofessional grants from the University of Maryland Baltimore to research greywater system feasibility in the West Bank and engage in pre-trial reform in Malawi. She also has experience in tax through her time at the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at the University of Maryland.
Mona is currently pursuing a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She holds a B.A. in Economics with a minor in International Relations from the University of Denver.
Mona has an interest in coffee, water issues, and traveling.
Where would you feel safer walking alone at 3 A.M: a busy, heavily trafficked street, or a loosely populated section of a sprawling city? Most people would likely choose the former. Indeed, higher population densities can make city streets feel ...