Menna Elkhateeb

Menna Elkhateeb

I met Menna Elkhateeb a couple of years ago at an innovation fair in front of the Mugamma,  Egypt's kafkaesque government office complex located on the South side of the Tahrir Square in Cairo. Together with some colleagues Menna presented a 3-D-computermodel of the human dental arches. A model, that was designed to improve the work of future dentists. This model caught my eye - Menna and I started to talk. And we became friends. Menna works on her Master's degree in computer science and lives in Tanta, a bustling town between Cairo and Alexandria, that is famous for its sweets and its grand mosque. Whenever I go to Egypt I travel to Tanta to visit Menna and to exchange thoughts and ideas. I love Menna's wit, her sharp mind and her outspokenness. I am happy, she is one of the explorers who venture to go beyond the veils.