Mona Alsaidi is a legal counsel at American Progress. Alsaidi most recently served as the race equity in journalism legal fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, where she worked on First Amendment issues affecting the press. While in law school, Alsaidi was the lead articles editor of the law review. Before law school, she worked as an educator in New York City. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, and Temple University Beasley School of Law.