Yusuf Lenfest studied Islamic law and theology at Harvard Divinity School (MTS '18). He pursued undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Vermont (BA) and the London School of Economics (MSc) in the fields of literature, philosophy, and comparative politics. He also completed advanced training in the fields of Maliki law and legal theory under the tutelage of renowned Mauritanian scholar Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah. During his fellowship year, Yusuf's research focused mainly on bioethical issues in neuroscience and psychiatry. His final project as a Petrie-Flom Student Fellow employed medical anthropology to examine the diverse experiences of mental illness and the ethics of incorporating spirituality into psychiatry.