I immigrated to the United States when I was 13-years-old. Before that, I had visited the U.S. a couple of times. Even though I was young, I knew that I wanted to grow up here and I knew that I would have a better future in the United States. Despite the fact that my father was a U.S. citizen, the immigration process did not go smoothly for me. It took five years for me to get my green card when it should have taken one. (In fact, I received my U.S. passport before I had my green card!)
In college I studied business management and international business, and after graduating I began to work in tech. This past February I was offered the amazing opportunity to combine my interests and expertise as the COO of a new co-working space in Cambridge, MA. NGIN Workplace not only a co-working space, it is also an international business community.
I love working within the tech community, and I was especially excited to manage a co-working space because of the collaboration and networking that these environments facilitate. Being part of a co-working atmosphere creates constant learning opportunities and a sense of belonging to the larger tech ecosystem. Co-working spaces are natural settings for networking and I am thrilled to be in the crossfire of a constant exchange of ideas at NGIN Workplace.
There are so many immigrants contributing to innovation in the tech community, and it is exciting to be part of a workspace that is dedicated to forging the international relationships that will allow the United States to remain a leader in technology and business.