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Monica Arnone is a French Language and International Affairs (FLIA) major and Politics and Government minor from Portland, Oregon. At Puget Sound, Monica participated in the Repertory Dance Group and served as President of the Pre-Law President, helping to organize the WA Supreme Court visit to Puget Sound in 2017. In the summer prior to her junior year, Monica interned with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she planned the annual bike race fundraiser called Bike MS. Monica also studied abroad in Dijon France.  Using Vietnam as a case study, Monica’s thesis, Sex is Power: The Role of the Sex Trade in State-Led Development, examines state exploitation of women in low- and middle-income countries. The thesis project also examples how states in conflict use sexual violence against women to further their goals.