What were you doing before you joined the Nomad Academy program?

I was a promotions manager at a japanese retail company in New York, I was just feeling really uninspired and I needed a transitional experience to explore what I wanted and find more passion in my life.

How has your career changed since graduating from Nomad Academy?

I'm working on my project which is inspired by my experiences in Peru learning about natural healing and plant medicine. I want to create a healing bracelet which utilises these natural substances and can help young adults with addiction - which is a cause I'm really passionate about especially given the addiction situation here in the US. At the same time, I am focusing on remote work as a creative marketer.

What was the most surprising thing about your experience with Nomad Academy?

It was definitely life changing for sure, an amazing experience. Month 1 I was pretty afraid but I knew immediately in terms of networking and making amazing relationships that it would be worth it. It was the first time I'd travelled properly but the whole experience really opened my eyes to the idea we have total control of how to live our lives. From quitting my job and thinking 'oh god what am i going to do now' but then learning from everyone, the workshops and experiences - it gave me a sense of calmness and peace that simply whatever was going to come next was just part of my journey and I can make choices and create the direction I want to head in. It was just such an inspiring place to be surrounded by these people the entire time all pushing each other and developing each other.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about applying for the program?

Honestly just take the leap and see where it takes you because for me it really changed my life and I saw the changes in everyone on program., from the start to at the end. I would encourage you to go into it just super open minded and be present with it!