Mena Keshishzadeh is a third year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a transfer student from Los Angeles, and is studying Political Science and Philosophy. She is interested in International Relations and methods of conflict management. She plans on attending law school after graduating from UC Berkeley. She was born in Tehran, Iran but lived in Southern California for the majority of her life. She is interested in the relationships between Middle Eastern countries and how their leaders influence foreign relations.