I never read the directions, if I did I’m fairly convinced I would have aced the ACT. I’m an ENTP with a little ADD. I like to learn with my hands on the wheel, and find myself starting up many of the opportunities my peers turn down. I thrive in fast paced, project based roles that give me the freedom to try until my failures illuminate the path to success. I’ve tried my hand in everything from E-commerce, to education technology, to public policy and Forex markets. I’ve raised a couple hundred thousand dollars, quintupled my trading portfolio , and lost enough to pay a semester’s tuition. I’ve consulted for top cryptocurrency companies and spent time as an intern at the White House. In doing so, I’ve learned how to raise venture capital, manage a team, market a product, sell thousands of items, market in the age of social media, trade in the age of a globalizing economy, create cryptocurrencies, build mining hardware, and outsource everything from app development to beer pong balls. For me, college was about trying in an attempt to prepare, instead of preparing to try. While many of my peers scribbled notes in class about leadership skills, I picked up the torch and walk into the unknown with those brave enough to follow. Someday, I intend to run as the first Armenian congressman in a district home to some 350,000 Armenians. I dream big knowing I have opportunities which aren’t afforded to many, and I intend to capitalize on them.