Sarah Shamsi, JD

“At some point someone said ‘I want to succeed, but not at the cost of you.’ And that’s something I’ve really found to be true here: people will be there for you and willing to help you.

I came from Pakistan, my family’s still there, and the chances of feeling homesick when I started here were really high. But all my friends, all the people I found here, never let me feel homesick. We’d have dinners, hang out and play board games or watch movies. A couple of times I was sick and three people sent me notes without me even asking…. I could not be happier with my decision because it’s a great community.”