@giugliett500: What’s a defining moment in your life?

It’s not easy looking at yourself from the outside, but I can try. I see my coming to America mission as the turning point of my life. I wasn’t happy with my career, and thanks to hard work and difficult decisions I was able to get unstuck and start a new chapter. I won a Fulbright scholarship, passed the GRE, and above all, got on a plane nine years after taking the last one and developing a major fear of flying. Thanks to the Fulbright, I have also had the opportunity to attend a pre-academic program in Monterey where I met 40 students from all over the world – to this day, the most exciting experience of my life. I’m grateful to that original moment of frustration because it generated a ripple effect that made my life more stimulating and vibrant.

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