Emily Greiss is a Canadian summer intern for Youth LEAD from the Master of Global Affairs program at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She previously graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in criminology with a concentration in law in Ottawa, Canada, where she completed an internship with an NGO facilitating conflict resolution programming for-youth-by-youth. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Emily went on to complete an internship with UN-Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya where she discovered her passion for international development through promoting education, youth livelihoods and gender equality. While working as a youth affairs intern, Emily was a contributing author to a life skills manual that is now facilitated in One-Stop Youth Centres in Somalia in addition to monitoring and evaluation activities as part of the Youth Employment Somalia programme team. Later the same year, she worked in Mwanza, Tanzania conducting needs assessments and community mapping activities to identify the status of youth livelihoods in the community. As part of the Youth LEAD team, Emily is eager to continue work that empowers youth with the skills, resources and opportunities to build a sustainable future while focusing on a critical global health issue. Having never traveled to the Asia Pacific region before, Emily is also looking forward to traveling and getting to know the region and people better.