Veronika Edwards received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics with a minor in Middle East and North African Studies from Oberlin College in 2014. While in school she volunteered with the Immigrant Worker Project (IWP) as an English tutor, working one-on-one with migrant agricultural workers from Mexico and Central America. IWP solidified her dedication to immigrants’ rights while reinforcing her Spanish language skills. She also studied abroad in Rabat, Morocco, where she grew to love speaking Arabic.
In 2014 Veronika was invited by the American University in Cairo Presidential Internship Program to work as a writer in the Office of Communications. In Cairo she studied formal and Egyptian Arabic and also volunteered as an English tutor at St. Andrew’s Refugee Services. Upon leaving Egypt in 2015, Veronika moved to Goa, India, where she volunteered and worked as an English teacher. Veronika’s dedication to strengthening her community brought her back to her hometown of Los Angeles in 2016 to work as the Housing Program Assistant at United Friends of the Children, a large non-profit serving homeless youth. Veronika spent the summer of 2018 studying formal and Levantine Arabic in Beirut, Lebanon, and is excited to apply her language skills and to fighting for immigrants’ rights at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe.
Immigration is central to Veronika’s identity; she has always been passionate about immigrants’ rights and looks forward to supporting clients in navigating the immigration system.
Major: Politics, Minor: Middle East and North African Studies