Moira Birss spent over two years in Colombia as a Human Rights Observer. She now serves as the Colombian Project Representative in Washington for Peace Brigades International. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Moira worked on researching community-based models of alternative economies, advocating for affordable housing, and promoting environmental protection, before falling in love with Colombia. Moira's articles have appeared on Alternet, In These Times, and CommonDreams. You can follow her on Twitter at moira_kb.