Anna’s advice to her 18 year old self: Take a lot of risk. Take a lot more risk. I grew up with a very strict mother. I remember when I was a senior in high school, I was offered plenty of internships—and I didn’t take any of them, because my mom discouraged me. Because my mom is a Caribbean mom, she had the idea that I should become a nurse. That was her idea of success in a career. I turned down an internship to work for Diddy and another to work in a TV studio. I was afraid of what my mom would think. Now, I would tell my 18 year old self to just go for it. Stop listening to negative comments from others.