Jenna Kimberley, vice president, Kimberley Development Corp.

Just weeks after my 22nd birthday, I moved to Manhattan not knowing a soul. While living off canned tuna to make ends meet in order to make rent on my fifth-floor walk-up (that got bed bugs twice due to the restaurant on the ground level), I discovered a depth of perseverance I didn’t know I had.

No better way to develop grit and determination than navigating life in a new city on your own.

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