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Virginia graduated with honors from the George Washington University in 2020 with a B.A. in International Affairs and Arabic. While in college, she studied at the London School of Economics and the Middlebury Language School at the University of Jordan. During her studies, she became increasingly passionate about the intersection of human rights, forced migration, and public international law.

She has interned with Reclaim Childhood, a non-profit organization in Amman, Jordan that organizes after-school programs for young refugee girls, and now sits on their Junior Board. During the summer of 2022, Virginia earned a certificate in Public International Law from the Hague Academy of International Law. Most recently, she held an internship with the Removal Defense Project at Catholic Migration Services, where she assisted attorneys in securing asylum for their clients.

She is proficient in Arabic, and is continuing to improve her skills with the Qasid Institute in Amman. She is looking forward to learning Spanish as well.

In her spare time, Virginia enjoys surfing, cooking new plant-based recipes, and going to comedy shows.