Caity Monroe is originally from Eugene, Oregon but has spent the past four years here at Stanford studying African history. Now doing a co-term in African studies, she focuses on conflict in the African Great Lakes region. During her undergrad, she wrote a thesis on land conflict and historical memory in North Kivu, DRC. She spent a summer doing oral history interviews in various parts of Rwanda and has also spent shorter amounts of time in the region — first in Kampala and then more recently in Bujumbura. Future plans hopefully include finally making it into Congo, working on her French and Swahili, and figuring out ways to make adventuring to other countries count as schoolwork and/or a job.