Considering diversity is paramount for supporting those who feel displaced by their background and upbringing. Diversity appears in forms such as economic status, culture, religion, age, sexual orientation, transgender association, disability challenges, ethnicity, and more. For people of varied backgrounds and perspectives to work effectively several characteristics are key: respect and kindness towards all, curiosity and being open to fresh ideas, and a willingness to be flexible. Characteristics are becoming less of a barrier because our society is evolving with support to integrate human differences. Triumphing accomplishments in minority categories during my life displays why diversity can overcome sensitive issues. Starting with my adoption as a Russian twin growing up in American culture taught me gratitude for people from other nations. My high school, La Lumiere, included international boarding students where I first saw the empowerment of quality learning by integrating different cultures. I took 3.5 years of Spanish courses in high school because I knew I wanted to be a part of the diverse community in warm Southern California. My participation with males on the baseball field has strengthened my pursuit to advocate for gender equality. Baseball coaches invited me to travel to represent the US in Japan and Canada, not just for my athleticism, but also because of my enthusiasm to be a role model as a team player. Even my nontraditional work experience in the construction field has proved my beliefs that size, and gender are not setbacks because diligence will overcome conceptual barriers. For six years in California, I have been on my own living at the poverty level per US Census standards. Collaborating with people sharing diverse backgrounds taught me new perspectives and better enabled me to support diversity within my workplace, sports, personal relationships, and school community.