Jacey Cheng

Class of 2021 Fellow
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Melo experience

Being part of the inaugural cohort of Melo fellows has been nothing short of exhilarating. When I first embarked on this journey, I had no idea what lay ahead or what I was stepping into. But now, as I reflect on the continuous stream of events, encounters with diverse individuals, and engaging conversations, I realize how this experience has broadened my horizons.In this program, I've had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with esteemed leaders from various sectors, including reputable figures in our society and prominent players in big corporations. Listening to their fireside chats and hearing about their genuine aspirations and visions has ignited a spark within me. It has reminded me to dream big, and not allow limiting beliefs to hold me back. The Melo program has instilled in me the importance of bringing lofty visions into reality, pushing boundaries, and embracing a beta mindset. It has taught me to constantly iterate my thoughts, challenge myself, and collaborate with others to bring ideas to fruition.Moreover, the program has shed light on the extraordinary fluidity and versatility of the human brain. It has encouraged us to tap into various resources to enhance the impact of our endeavors. During the ideation process, we were urged to unleash our creativity, engaging in spirited back-and-forth conversations with founders and seeking support from diverse sources. The growth that the Melo program offers is not easily quantifiable, as it is not a transformation that happens overnight. Rather, it is akin to planting a seed in our minds, which allows for infinite possibilities to blossom.One aspect of this program that shouldn't be overlooked is the expansion and strengthening of our thought processes. The impact of this growth is long-lasting, shaping our perspectives and opening doors to new ideas and ways of thinking.I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of Melo that shares my drive and passion. Together, we are creating a supportive community where innovation, collaboration, and personal growth thrive.