My name is Anastasia Iamachkine, I am from Lima, Peru and I am 19 years old. I am currently a junior at Pepperdine University majoring in Integrated Marketing Communication with a minor in French studies. I have always wanted to be a professional tennis player after finishing my college career and continue expanding my chocolate business “Choconastu” around the world.
How do you define success?
In simple terms I think that success is finding something you love and enjoy doing every single day.
What are your goals/dreams and where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I see myself as a top 10 tennis player in the world (WTA) and my chocolate brand “Choconastu” being worth $5 million.
What motivates you?
A desire to learn, be healthy and be the best version of myself every single day. It is my job to better the lives of the people around me and inspire the generations to come.
What is something that you do (a habit or daily practice) that you believe helps you achieve your goals or be productive?
Reading books, meditating and maintaining a positive attitude day in and day out.
Who is your inspiration and why?
Maria Sharapova is an example to me. Since I was a kid I’ve always followed her steps as she showed what a great fighter she is.
Life motto or favorite quote?
“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination” - Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
Anything else you want to share? Perhaps a project you’re currently working on or something valuable that you learned from an experience?
While we are alive, we have to make the most of our time and always think about how we can make a positive contribution to the world to make it a better place for us and the generations to come.