Ala'a Wafa works at Cummins Inc. as a Corporate Six Sigma Black Belt, a position that entails applying analytical tools to solve problems and enhance processes throughout the company and in the greater community. Prior to joining Cummins, Ala'a was at a health insurance company working on various issues, including compliance with federal law. She received her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law with a concentration in comparative and international law. While in law school, Ala'a worked at a firm on immigration, domestic violence, and employment discrimination cases. Additionally, she has worked in Palestine on human rights projects and in Jordan at an international business firm. Her publications include an article in a legal journal on the use of white phosphorus in Gaza. Prior to law school, Ala'a worked in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Senator Russ Feingold. There she started as a staff assistant and advanced to become a legislative correspondent. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in International Studies and Political Science. Ala'a hopes to specialize in Middle East Affairs and particularly, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as she is driven by her grandparents' struggles as refugees and their dream for peace.