Hi! My name is Dan Setton! I'm 19 years old - yes, I know I look like I'm 15. I was born and raised in Brazil. As a kid, I always talked to my parents about studying abroad. At age 16, I moved to the United States by myself to pursue my education. Initially, my plan was to return to Brazil after my exchange program. Halfway through it, though, I realized how much I actually wanted to stay. My American high school decided to sponsor me and I ended up coming back and graduating high school in the US. I decided to go even further and went on to college in this country!
As you can tell, my life essentially just happened. None of that was planned. You may see it as a weakness. Normally, I would tend to agree with you. However, this hectic and unpredictable life I have been living from such a young age has given me independence, maturity, and clarity about my goals. It was this hecticness that led to the idea of founding a toy rental company in Brazil 3 years ago and to discovering a passion for marketing and marketing strategy during an internship as a software developer.
A personal hobby? Travelling. It is one of my favorite things to do, but you could have guessed that. Different places and opportunities excite me. I studied abroad in England during the Fall 2019 semester and visited 8 other countries during my time in Europe. Coolest place I have been to was Chamonix, France where I hiked in the Alps. Counterintuitive given my abnormal fear of heights, I know. I have been to 11 countries at age 19 and I hope to have visited 50 by the time I get called home.
I am one of the most spontaneous and outgoing people you will ever meet. I love sports, particularly soccer, basketball, and volleyball. My biggest fear is death, but I have heard you cope with it better as you age. My biggest dream is to make my social project in Brazil a nationwide program. Lastly - and perhaps more important than anything that was said here - my favorite song is "Vienna" by Billy Joel.