In January 2016, I was asked to speak to the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Southern California about my work, career path and approach to social activism. I considered some of the many projects I’ve been privileged to work on over the years. What I realized as with so many of us in our careers, it is defined by the journey. This blog is a compilation of a series of excerpts from this speech in which I will share a bit about my journey so far. I’ve chosen ten transformational moments and lessons that have defined my why, informed my approach to my social impact work and structured my view of the world.