Szonja Ludvig graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada in 2008 with a degree in political science and business administration. After she graduated, she returned to her native New York City, where she coordinated a project addressing faith-based concerns of abused women at a domestic violence agency. She also interned at a nonprofit organization recognizing religious peacemakers in conflict areas. In 2009, she traveled to Jordan, where she studied Arabic and worked at a think tank researching influential Muslims in North America. Szonja loves to hike, eat exotic food, and read books about the role of religion in politics. She will work with the LDS Church Area Legal Counsel in Accra, Ghana during summer 2011.