Anastasia Paevskaia – Russia
I believe personal achievement is about making your life meaningful and following your biggest dreams, regardless of fear or prejudices. I had first-hand experience in following my dreams when I took my gap year (2018-2019) to travel alone around the world and volunteer. The knowledge I gained hitchhiking with my backpack and living with locals in 17 countries helped me set another goal: to enroll in a prestigious business school, learn everything I can about entrepreneurship, and build a platform which integrates volunteers into social educational institutions in developing countries to improve access to and the quality of education. Now, I am doing my MBA at IE Business School and developing my project. I know my greatest happiness comes when caring for others.