The Paradigm Community was an amazing addition to my professional and social development in 2021 and-2022 by exposing me to amazing people across the globe I would have not an opportunity to meet. The experience felt inclusive through diverse cultural and racial membership. Being able to connect through more than one way ie helping to select a smaller non-profit as a recipient of Paradigm’s donations, helping refugees from the Ukraine, engaging in professional development through Paradigm Academy and, the highlight of the year, planning, executing and co-moderating a Gather event on the bilingual brain and social development as a result. This has been a life altering decision filled with great possibilities.