Monika de Silva is a student of Interdisciplinary Individual Humanistic Studies at the University of Warsaw pursuing a degree in law. Her focus of interest is international public law, human rights and conflict resolution. She is an active member of the Polish Forum of Young Diplomats and a graduate of the 12 th edition of the Academy of Young Diplomats. She previously interned at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. Since February 2017 Monika de Silva has been working as a Program Assistant of the Academy of Young Diplomats.