I was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and lived in Mexico, Bolivia, and Zaire as a young child, before coming to the U.S. to stay. My parents were both Americans, but my dad was a diplomat so we moved around a lot. As a result, I've always felt not quite American, but not quite international. And, perhaps due to my upbringing, I've always enjoyed meeting others from outside the U.S., and learning about their experiences. I came to JICNY for a chance to meet and dine with fascinating people. And I've never been disappointed. I recently moved to Manhattan, where I practice labor and employment law at a firm in Midtown. Being close by has me excited about the prospect of attending more JICNY events in the coming months.