How did I get here?

It all started in 2012 during the last year of my Architecture Graduate Degree at Florida International University. I was drawn to a subject that was not being talked about a whole lot, the issue of Sea Level Rise, specific to Miami. 

A couple of months ago, I found out about the Global Impact Competition: Miami in partnership with the Knight Foundation calling for solutions to address Sea Level Rise in South Florida, and I really thought the eligibility requirements read: “Ana Benatuil please apply”  I was immediately drawn and excited to apply and the more I learned about Singularity University the more I wanted to be a part of the Graduate Studies Program!

and IT HAPPENED!!! I worked on my video and application for many many long nights but it was all worth it (and it hasn’t even started yet)

I am so excited to be one of 80 participants in this year’s Graduate Studies Program, where I will spend 10 weeks at Singularity University hosted at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley CA, with people from multiple backgrounds and from all over the world. We will learn about exponential technologies and how to leverage them to solve Global Challenges that can possibly impact billions of people! HOW COOL IS THAT?

I invite you to follow this blog where I will be sharing a sneak peak of my experience over the next 10 weeks!