My name is Melaina Pope and I am a 3rd year majoring in Statistics. Studying at the National University of Singapore has allowed me to become even more inspired to achieve my academic and career goals. The academic environment in Singapore was one that was very focused, and the social atmosphere was one of great understanding for many cultures. Not only have I gained valuable insight into what it is like to understand others from different cultures, I have also become more independent and open-minded, which are important qualities for an increasingly global marketplace. Living in Singapore and being in awe walking through the financial district where the lit up skyscrapers towered and shone above me, allowed me to renew my sense of determination to pursue my major in Statistics and my entrepreneurial pursuits, so that I may create a positive change for the world.