Tricia is currently pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Studio Art at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She's spending the fall 2010 semester interning at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and working on a thesis exploring both formal and informal reintegration programs with former child soldiers and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses. She is especially interested in how these programs both meet and do not meet the needs of former girl child soldiers. She hopes this research will conclude in an understanding of best practices in order to draw larger policy conclusions.