I am one generation removed from illiteracy, violence against girls, and preventable disease - all prevalent conditions in my family's home country of Sierra Leone. My background moved me to pursue my BA in Justice and Peace Studies at Georgetown University. My concentration on Gender and Violence later led me to the anti-child sexual exploitation space at Google, where I worked on Child Safety Operations. During my time as a partner on this dedicated team, I gained practical knowledge on the challenges that tech giants face. At this unique intersection of human rights law and technology policy, there are engineers, legal professionals, and policymakers making strides in the fight against platform concerns like child exploitation and violent extremism. However, communication, technical proficiency, and prioritization barriers slow our progress towards a unified front against these crimes. At Cambridge, I hope to gain the business acumen to influence leaders in emerging markets to adopt and contribute to industry standards with their localized experiences, so that we as a sector are prepared for evolutions ahead. I am grateful to join the Gates-Cambridge community and to learn from peers who share a commitment to improving lives.