Danielle Ross is a 26-year-old who lives in a small town in upstate New York. She describes herself as artistic and creative. She paints in her free time, and she has worked as a mermaid for children’s parties, swimming in a tail she made herself.

Ms. Ross, who identifies as L.G.B.T.Q., couldn’t imagine working a job that required her to downplay her identity or her skills, which is why she was thrilled when Legoland New York Resort, a theme park in Goshen, N.Y., hired her to be its first female master builder. Ms. Ross has been given wide latitude to use Lego bricks to create miniature cities throughout the park, drawing on her artistic side and her desire to promote diversity and inclusion. Read More from NY Times.