Why She Matters
Grace Meng was born and raised in Queens, N.Y., where she still resides. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Yeshiva University. Meng has represented the 22nd District in the New York State Assembly since her election in 2008. She previously served as a public interest lawyer at Yoon & Kim LLP, focusing her efforts on filing hundreds of Violence Against Women Act petitions on behalf of her female clients. Meng and her husband, Wayne Kye, have two sons.