‘Lass’ is a Scottish term for girl, and in this video, I show my optimism for achieving great things as a woman travelling to America to study. While I provide evidence that my hometown of Scotland is a great place for innovation and creativity, it is also clear that Graduate School in the USA offers more opportunity for my specific goals. Opportunities like working with top academics, accessing funding, and ultimately producing influential research. My focus will be the communication of mental health, specifically how the ways in which we talk about mental illness impacts how we can recover from it. As a topic of obvious importance, any chance to further inspire interest – even through my own journey – is valuable. Internationalstudent.com offers not just the funding to help me get to America, but an audience to support and share my ideas.