My name is Teresa. I was born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. I grew up and studied in Asmara, Eritrea in Italian schools up until the first few years of university. I have lived and worked in 10 countries and 3 continents. This exposure of different cultures and ways of life have made me appreciate the Bahai principles of “unity in diversity” and “resolution of conflicts via consultation”. I am very interested in the idea of living in a varied environment which has a collaborative spirit, where everyone can share their talents. This neighborly and shared group belonging and collaboration contributes to an overall wellbeing, happiness and harmony.