Abuzar Royesh, originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, is pursuing a master’s degree in international policy at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences and a master's degree in management science and engineering at Stanford School of Engineering. He graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations. He aspires to a career in the intersection of technology, development and governance. He is a co-founder of DataServe, a startup addressing the issue of access to capital for businesses in developing countries. Previously, he worked as a research assistant with the Stanford Internet Observatory and as a senior research associate at Afghanistan Holding Group. He also founded education and leadership projects in Afghanistan for at-risk youth in Afghanistan. At Tufts, he received the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service.