Member, Newtown Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Veronica is a native of El Salvador who came to the United States at age 9. Her native language is Spanish, though she is proficient in French and has some knowledge of Portuguese. Veronica is a graduate of Princeton University and the Georgetown University Law Center and holds both a J.D. and a Masters in the School of Foreign Service. Previous experience includes work as an international trade lawyer at Steptoe & Johnson (Washington, D.C.), as well as communications positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an editorial post at USAToday.com. Her education and career have been consistently focused on peace and social change. Veronica has two children who attend Newtown Friends School, where she also serves on the School Committee.