Esteria was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa. Growing up in Liberia was challenging; her childhood was plagued by poverty, while a brutal civil war characterized her young adult years. She is a survivor of molestation, rape, and child slavery. While attending college in the United States during the heat of the brutal civil unrest in her homeland, she wanted to raise awareness about the war. Also, she tried to raise funds to help ease the suffering and starvation of her people. Esteria founded an organization (EWIOF) on campus; she was able to raise awareness about the then fourteen-year-old (14yrs) civil war and was able to raise over 200,000 in monetary donations and supplies to help her country. Since then, the organization has donated to other countries to help women and children. Every six months, Esteria travels to Liberia to conduct health education and distribute school supplies, food, and clothing to remote villages where there are misshaped schools and no medical service, teaching essential health awareness services to her people. She has also spoken at several events in North Carolina, around the country, at the UN, and internationally. She’s part of the United Nations Women organization. She has worked intensively in matters involving women and children nationally and globally, fighting for gender equality and women empowerment. She is also involved in the fight against sexual molestation, child abuse, and child slavery. She is a strong supporter of the UN Millennium Development Goal 2015.
In search of a better, more secure, and crime-free life, she migrated to the United
States of America in the early 90s with the hope of creating a better life for herself and the community she left
behind. While trying to navigate the immigration system, she quickly realized that although her new land had great
opportunities, some people and organizations would stop at nothing but to exploit the most vulnerable
population, the immigrations and refugees population, while promising them to assist with the process immigration
documents, or obtaining better-paying jobs in exchange for a fee or something more valuable. As technology
becomes more advanced, cybercrime against such a population becomes obvious.
After listening to the repeated stories of many who have and are still being victimized by such a heinous cyber-crime,
Esteria wanted to raise awareness and educate the immigrants and refugee communities about cyber-crime, how to
spot, who, and where to report to.
Esteria is presently a Cyber Security Analyst but has spent over 20 years being an advocate for women and children, a
life/trauma course working with those needing help in healing or navigating life uncertainty.
She is a member of many humanitarian organizations fighting for the rights of humanity worldwide.