I am a young professional with a background in international relations. The last five years, I have moved around for studies and work and have managed to make a home for myself in five different countries. To me, these last years have taught me that I am capable of "making it work" in an unknown environment with new people, far away from home. I have had to navigate my surroundings from scratch, find new contacts, make friends and reach out to every opportunity that I came across (because opportunities rarely come your way without you looking for them).
To me, chasing opportunities meant pursuing my dream to do a master in France, after having studied French for a year in the south of France. I then spent six month in Vietnam as a trainee at the Norwegian embassy, where I experienced a culture crash for the first time and learnt to work as part of a team to promote human rights within an authoritative regime. My thoughts? With every struggle comes empowerment. I then spent one year in Geneva as an intern with the UN and a NGO working to promote human rights in the Arab countries. Everybody that has ever been an intern knows that such an experience means working hard and late hours for something you believe in. Both of my internships were more or less unpaid, but I still woke up with a purpose every morning, driven by my inner motivation to contribute to a bigger development.
I believe I have the qualities and motivation needed to be a part of an innovative startup, as this would involve doing what I love and what I do best; taking chances and thinking new. Why choose the safe path when you can lay your own?