Ugonma Nwankwo was a research associate with CGD’s Technology and Development program primarily supporting a new initiative on data governance policies. Previously, she worked as a policy researcher with UN Women United Kingdom, identifying ways the UK can harness technology to achieve gender equality. She has published work concerning the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), specifically Article 17, for the UK; and has also conducted research for the Commonwealth Secretariat on digital transformation solutions in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Prior to focusing on technology policy, Nwankwo worked with Wells Fargo Bank ensuring foreign exchange trades executed complied with Dodd-Frank regulations. Nwankwo holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University.