New York University Stern School of Business
Me, Myself, and I.
Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.
Most people would say that walking backwards through life would make no sense, and in most cases I would agree. When I dance tango, however, walking backwards not only makes complete sense but also feels like the best way to get to where I want to go. The man may traditionally take on the ‘leader’ role in this passionate dance, but as the ‘follower’, I complete the team but I also seize every opportunity to decorate the ‘pasos’ the leader indicates to me, meaning that I direct the style and execution of the basic steps.
People often ask me why I love to dance tango. I answer that in addition to being a physical activity in which I excel, each step of a tango reflects a stride I have taken in my life. One of the basic tango moves, the woman crosses her feet in order to adapt to her partner's change in pace. I think that one of my strengths is the ability to adapt to new situations, which I have done in multiple international settings, both work-related and educational.
The ‘gancho’, or hook, is a tango step in which the woman has a moment to embellish, briefly hooking the man’s leg with hers before returning to the backwards walk. If my goals literally involved hooking men, I probably would not be writing this essay. Instead,...
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