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Josef Korbel School of International Studies Humanitarian Assistance Program

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Vessi Radieva

Humanitarian Assistance Student Vessi Radieva

Vessi Radieva is a MA candidate in International Development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, with a certificate in Humanitarian Assistance.  She is also a Provisional Associate with the Human Trafficking Center.  She is interested in gender-based violence, women’s issues, IDPs, and protection of aid workers and refugees in humanitarian aid settings.

Prior to coming to the Josef Korbel School, she worked at the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, an independent research center at the University of South Carolina.  There she helped with the Rule of Law Collaborative, one of the only research and training centers to focus on rule of law in the country.  For the past three years, she has also been doing advocacy work for sexual assault survivors. Vessi has lived abroad in Spain and in Canada.  While in Canada, she studied at Carleton University and interned for a Member of Parliament at Parliament Hill.  She is fluent in Bulgarian, Spanish, and some French.

Vessi is originally from Bulgaria and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011 with a BA in International Studies and Spanish.