Experiences in which I have demonstrated an entrerpeneurial skillset and a love for international work makes me the best candidate for an opportunity with WGI. I am committed to bringing my full soul to work where I can appreciate paradoxes, connect deeply with people to influence the design of systems, and combine the "poetic with the pragmatic" ([COLLINS](https://www.wearecollins.com/about/)).At the [University of Virginia](http://www.virginia.edu/), I began growing into a multidimensional being and developing a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, and global perspectives apart from taking the standard classes across History and Data Science departments. A class on the History of Entrepreneurship, with students from both the engineering and the history departments, helped me the most to launch a career in studying entrepreneurs and practicing innovation while bridging perspectives across the departments in other classes. Meanwhile, experience living and leading at the International Residential College after studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina expanded my heart for global cultures and languages; and I brought my love for international work and photography into a project in the entrepreneurship class by creating a personal shield that reveals my personal mission both to support "unity in diversity" and to appreciate paradoxes in life.Once I graduated from the university and moved to Washington, DC, I continued the creative journey by working with [EVERFI](https://everfi.com/), a high growth educational technology company. Working for an entrepreneur is not easy; working for a company before founders receive series C and D investments is much different than working in consulting or a well-established business. Through bridging perspectives across Research and Engineering departments and bringing previous experience in applying the iterative systems design process, I creatively laid the groundwork for data processing on my team with full force and applied lateral thinking to the job with high energy. This hands-on, experience with a company that is scaling positions me well to move forward into the professional world of hybrid thinking with the World's Greatest Internship.Outside of work, I have taken advantage of opportunities to broaden my drive to share with the world a love for seeing everything differently. I hacked the gender pay gap at the White House with a group of designers and technologists and loved creating an innovative plan for how to develop not only a survey platform but also a business culture to promote the well-being of women in the workforce. I have also broadened a love for the intersection of art and science by further developing photography skills, supporting theatre arts organizations, and reading about the "experience economy" in which every business should be staged like a theatre. I think I have the smartness to build things, as Andrew Wang, an expert in entrepreneurship writes in his book, "Smart People Should Build Things", and I think I'd be a good intern with this smartness and drive.Professional experience in working with people globally further makes me the best candidate for WGI's partners' needs. I spent a summer interning in Dublin, Ireland for a startup, and I've been working on data projects with friends living in India, in another time zone. Adapting quickly to new environments and working well with people from diverse timezones and cultures that speak different languages lead to success as one of the World's Greatest interns, and I know that I demonstrate these abilities.