Vicki Gass has been working on Central American social and economic justice issues since 1984, and has lived in both El Salvador and Honduras. From 1999-2001, she led regional advocacy efforts in Central America following Hurricane Mitch for WOLA and Oxfam America. At the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Ms. Gass directed the Rights and Development program, which focused on the relationship between human rights, economic development and US policy towards in the hemisphere. She followed US foreign aid and trade policy, with a special emphasis on poverty reduction, labor rights and the rural sector in Latin America. At Oxfam America, Ms. Gass is the Senior Policy Advisor to Central America and Mexico, advocating for policy issues of concern to the region in Washington, DC including fiscal reform and tax justice, gender equity, migration, climate change and sustainable rural development.