I am Makgabo Legodi, a postgraduate student majoring in International Relations and Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. My research interests involve public policy, diplomacy, governance, and foreign policy. I have headed several mentorship and leadership initiative programmes for students at the University of the Witwatersrand over the past four years. Through these positions, I have honed my skills in leadership, research, teamwork, and professional networking. I am passionate about governance and development and wish to contribute to efforts to create a well-functioning government and empowering people to sustain themselves and their societies. My professional aspiration is to participate in research, and initiate projects that will contribute to better governance as well as improve relations between people and state entities. Joining the ASRI FLP program will not only broaden my knowledge of leadership and governance, but it will also equip me with the right tools and mindset to enter the professional workforce prepared to perform at my best.