Anya Wahal is a freshman in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs and minoring in Chinese and Computer Science. Anya’s fascination with research began in high school, where she worked at the University of California San Francisco and at the Translational Genomics Institute to help publish papers on topics ranging from Type 1 Diabetes to Rett Syndrome. Anya was introduced to international issues through her work with the nonprofit She’s the First, which seeks to further gender equality by sponsoring education in low-income countries. Through the Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellowship, she hopes to combine her interests in science and policy to better understand the interplay between technology, data regulation, and social welfare. Alongside Professor Rajesh Veeraraghavan, Anya will be working on various projects on data regulation and security. Outside of the MURF’s program, she is also involved with the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, the Asian American Student Association, the Institute of Politics, and the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority.