How To Grow Up In An Iranian Community

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Growing up in an Iranian household and living in a highly diverse area, I am driven to continue to learn and experience different people, cultures, communities and areas of study. Also, I played sports throughout my life and played football until my sophomore year of college. Being diverse, living in a diverse area and developing qualities of discipline, hard work and determination from football, I am fearless to go beyond my comfort zone to learn and work with groups to positively impact individuals and communities around me. In the summer of 2014, I volunteered at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. At first, I was practicing pipetting, learning about microscopes, recording data and helping scientists and doctors retrieve tools and materials.

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