Resla Wesonga graduated from Yale University in 2019 with a double major in political science and African studies. She completed her joint senior thesis on Rwanda's use of nation branding as a tool to advance its geopolitical goals and its effect on politics in East Africa. While at Yale, she completed several internships with the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington D.C., where she conducted an impact assessment of the Zimbabwe grants program; Fidelity Bank in Accra, Ghana, where she worked to expand the bank's financial inclusion programs; and Keepod in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she helped diversify Keepod's partners in the Kenyan educational market. After graduation, she moved to Princeton, New Jersey, to work as the outreach coordinator for Princeton in Africa. At Princeton in Africa, she managed all the West Africa-based fellows, revamped and diversified the organization's communication strategy, and organized fundraising campaigns that gathered over $250,000. At Jackson, she is looking forward to learning more about political strategy, effective governance and public goods delivery in low and middle-income countries, and diplomacy.