Ibtesaam (Ibtisam) Moosa is a first-year student in the Masters of Global Affairs program at the University of Toronto. She completed her undergraduate at Northwestern University in Communication with a specialization in Film, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communication. As an undergrad, she undertook independent research and went to Malaysia to conduct interviews with Rohingya refugees who had fled there after facing violence in Myanmar. She also served as the Vice-President of the Student Government, serving as a liaison between the student body and the administration. Since graduating in 2018, she has worked as a Communication Specialist at Ogilvy in Doha, Qatar, serving clients across government, academia, and businesses. During her tenure, she most prominently worked for the Qatar Research, Innovation, and Development (QRDI) Council, supporting them with implementing a 10-year innovation strategy nationally. Her research interest includes cross-border innovation strategies, global media impact on human rights, media policy and regulation, and Middle Eastern and South Asian geopolitics. An avid bibliophile, she enjoys writing, photography, video editing, and listening to podcasts on everything from start-up culture to true crime. She hopes to pursue a career in policy-making and social research surrounding Innovation Policy, Global Justice, and Global Development.