Veena Murali is a 22-year-old Indian-American woman that is passionate about inspiring people to travel intentionally and venture outside their comfort zones. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, she moved to New York City for her undergraduate education, where she caught the travel bug after studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. Knowing that she wanted to prioritize travel as a tool for education, Veena graduated a semester early with a plan to travel the world solo for six months. Her trip spanned six months, five continents, and nearly thirty countries and changed the way she sees the world around her. She currently resides in New York City and hopes to continue traveling throughout her adulthood. Find more of Veena's day-to-day adventures and stories on her Instagram, @nyctonomad.