When she was a kid, Priscila Arkalji used to visit Miami with her parents and became enamored with the city's vibe. 

“I love that in Miami, you get to meet and interact with people from all over the world while growing professionally and enjoying an amazing lifestyle with great weather, an entrepreneurial atmosphere, and warm culture,” she says.

Originally from Brazil, she is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew and has always dreamed of starting her own business.

 Today, after getting her undergrad at UM in Business Tech, Economics & Entrepreneurship, and returning for her MBA and MS in Finance, the recent grad is expanding her professional clout at Compass Real Estate after a stint as a New Account Analyst at XP Investments. 

“One of the things I enjoyed most while studying at Miami Herbert Business School was discussing different points of view and experiences with my classmates who came from various countries, cultures, and backgrounds,” she says. 

“It’s been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.” And she’s taken many of the lessons she’s learned to heart. 

“Always fight for what you want and what you believe,” she says. 

“Don’t rely on others to motivate you — motivate yourself. Ultimately, we are each responsible for our own success!”

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