"After graduating from college I spent a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working at a domestic violence shelter and I was overwhelmed by the level of need that still went unmet despite the best efforts of many, many good people. I spent the next few years trying to incorporate what I had learned into my academic pursuits before turning to public policy in Los Angeles. There, I had the opportunity to work extensively on the issue of homelessness but was struck by how little fruitful interaction there was between academic conversations on homelessness and actual policy. Working at LEO, I look forward to helping bridge this divide."
Veronica is a Research Associate on the LEO team. Prior to her time at LEO she worked for Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Originally from Los Angeles, she spent five years working in local government in her home city, first for her Congressman and then for her Councilmember. Veronica has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame.