This was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. This was the first time I had travelled out of the country + the first time I travelled alone, so my confidence and self-security skyrocketed by the end of the trip. I volunteered at a sea turtle conservatory in a tiny Costa Rican village by the Atlantic. I was surrounded by the most diverse group of men and women, who taught me so much about women leadership. This was the marking point in my life where I learned that being a woman and being an introvert does not affect my ability to lead.