The decision to study anthropology at SOAS has turned out to be one of the most important professional and personal decisions I’ve ever made. Professionally, it provided me with a cultural empathy that has made my work in the development space possible. Personally, while at SOAS, I experienced, engaged, and was forced to reckon with first-hand perspectives and viewpoints I would have never had to otherwise. I can say without a doubt that engaging with anthropological study at SOAS has a universal practical application that is becoming increasingly valuable in our interconnected world. I cannot recommend it enough.