Fulbright 70th Anniversary Award, University of California, Berkeley Law - Information Technology Law
My international career started in 1999 when I went to work in Rwanda trying to deal with the aftermath of the mass genocide, sparking my interest in law and justice. I returned to the UK and completed my first LLM at the University of London and worked in Canada before moving to Kenya and then Thailand where I worked on a range of human rights legal issues over the past 10 years. I spent the past two years leading the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office work on child online protection, opening my eyes to the need for international collaboration on internet governance and regulation to balance children’s rights to protection, privacy and freedom of expression online, the focus of my studies this year at UC Berkeley.
I plan to sit the California Bar exams at the end of my LLM, and hope to build on the work of Child Redress International, a UK based charity that I co-founded in 2014, to improve remedies for child victims of abuse and exploitation. As a passionate yoga teacher, I am excited to have the opportunity to live in California which is the home of Silicon Valley and boasts a huge concentration of world class yoga teachers.