Leaving the Office Behind
Kiplinger's Personal Finance|February 2022
After working remotely for her corporate job, she quit to make a living pursuing her passions.
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PROFILE

WHO: Mahna Ghafori, age 25

WHAT: Travel photographer

WHERE: Anyplace she wants

What was your life like before you embarked on your journey as a digital nomad?

I was born and raised in northern Virginia and went to college at Virginia Tech. I followed the rules, got good grades and got my degree in computational modeling and data analytics—and pushed my passions for travel, photography and the outdoors aside. I got a corporate job, working at Ernst & Young in the Washington, D.C., area.

What made you decide to be remote?

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