Shelby Perkins is a Research Assistant at the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) and a Master in International Policy candidate at Stanford University, where she specializes in cyber policy and security. At SIO, she monitors and writes on social media platform policies and various international disinformation campaigns. Previously, she worked in Lesotho as a Peace Corps volunteer and in higher education. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, with a minor in Democracy Studies, from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and is a proud first-generation college graduate.