Monica Vesga joined Accountability Counsel as a Law Fellow in summer 2018. Monica is a rising third-year law student at UC Hastings College of the Law. She is focusing her studies on the intersection between rule of law and economic development. She graduated from Boston University with B.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Political Economics and Latin America. Prior to joining Accountability Counsel, Monica worked in immigration law, progressive taxation, and community development. This past year, her research focused in international human rights, particularly impunity in Latin America and accountability of war crimes in Iraq. Monica has interned for the Overseas Development Institute where she supported research on investment capital availability in Tanzania and Kenya. Monica was born in Bogotá, Colombia and immigrated to the United States in 2000. She has dedicated her academic and professional careers to supporting marginalized communities and studying development challenges faced by the developing world. In her spare time, Monica enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. Monica is looking forward to using and improving her legal and professional skills this summer at Accountability Counsel.