Throughout my life, I have been motivated to learn about and tackle big problems—including hunger and nuclear security. There are few more pressing problems facing the world than the specter of cyberwarfare. Our lives are increasingly reliant on technology; a cyberattack could imperil our health, security, or economic prospects. This is a challenge my generation will face, particularly for those living in liberal democracies, like the US, where my parents immigrated to and which has provided me with so many opportunities. I want to be a part of the solution. I’m particularly interested in quantifying the costs of cyberattacks. After all, if we aren’t able to price the risk, companies cannot determine the optimal levels of protection and governments can’t impose the optimal amounts of regulation. After spending a year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, I am incredibly excited to study Strategy, Management, and Operations at Cambridge, working with the Centre for Risk Studies, which has been a leader in calculating aggregate risk in cybersecurity. I hope to conduct research in partnership with government agencies, insurance companies, and computer science researchers to elucidate the cyber threat.