Lauren Ferreira Cardoso is a fourth-year student in SP2’s Ph.D. program in Social Welfare. Her research focuses on violence against women (VAW). She has specific interests in the structural factors that contribute to VAW, women and girls' safety and mobility, and the role of technology in preventing, documenting, and perpetrating VAW. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Lauren conducted program evaluations for NGOs in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. Lauren received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and Bachelor’s degree in Literatures and Cultures in English from Brown University.