1. Ienjoy spending time outdoors, so I took an Outdoor Trip Leadership class incollege that trained me on how to organize and supervise canoeing, backpackingand hiking trips. 2. Idon’t drink alcohol, and I have never had a single alcoholic drink in my life. 3.
Igrew up in a joint family in a house with 10 people. As a result, my first jobout of college; reporting to multiple managers was not unusual at all. Myfamily is full of different personalities and strengths, and it has taught me alot about how to build relationships in one’s personal and professional life.4. I love buying pretty stationary items.
Themost exciting part of a new year is a new planner, which I believe leads tohigher productivity levels. Honestly, you can never have enough cards orglitter!! 5. Inmy first year at Earlham College, I was the leader of the stage designing teamof TedxRichmond 2013, which was an independently organized TED eventled by a group of students.6.
Ileft my hometown when I was 16 years old to attend a high school three thousandmiles away. I have learned theimportance of travelling far and wide, even when packing my bags and waiting inline at JFK is the last thing I want to do. 7. Listento learn, even if you disagree. One of my New Year Resolutions for 2018 is totry to listen more than I talk, including listening more to my intuition. 8.
Writinghas always been one of my greatest passions. When I was 10, my first letter tothe editor got published in a Disney Kids’ magazine in Pakistan. I still try towrite in my free time! 9. Thereare few remedies as powerful as a hot water tub with candles and bath bombs.
10. I graduated from a liberal arts college thatallowed me to challenge myself without being confined to one department, whichallowed me to take classes in multiple departments and that made me realizethat careers are fluid. I always remain competitive, aware of my options, butgrateful for what I have. 11. Iloved volunteering at a student run coffee shop at my college. It was calledRose City Co-op and I was known for making the best lattes! 12. In 2014, I was nominated as the sole studentrepresentative of Earlham College Budget Advisory Committee where I along withother committee members reviewed student and faculty recommendations for thecollege’s annual budget of $50 million.13.
I add Sriracha sauce to almost everything Ieat (except desserts). I returned home from schoolone afternoon, my mother told me that our fifteen-year-old maid would not beworking for us anymore. I was silenced in horror when I was told that she wasleaving us because she was getting married that weekend, to a man Parveen hadnever seen before. Hopeless and angered, I could only see her giving birth andregistering to the needs of her husband for the