I have a background in corporate and investment banking and I am passionate about making a career move into microfinance or another financial development related field. After working in Corporate America for the last ten years (including college internships), I realized that I was only being fulfilled in one way: financially. Given the amount of time that we spend at work, I decided that life is too short to not spend it doing something that I am truly passionate about. After reflecting on the times in my life when I felt the happiest and the most fulfilled, and assessing my strengths, I decided that microfinance or development finance was the best career move for me. It would combine my finance and banking background with my love for helping people, international travel, and being immersed in other cultures. In late-2008, I took on an unpaid internship as a Research Analyst with MicroCapital.org, while managing my full-time investment banking position, in order increase my knowledge of the industry. I hope that by serving as a Kiva Fellow, I will gain valuable microfinance and overseas experience that would increase my marketability to potential employers.