My American story started when
my dad, sent to live in an orphanage at 11 due to poverty, worked his way up at a Hartford bank. One of 40 family members under a single roof, my mom took three buses daily to become the second woman in our family with a college degree. Once poor Indo-Guyanese immigrants, they are now their own CEO's.
I came as a miracle baby, with good grades and family always first. Things changed in college. The pressure of expectations, heartbreak, loss, academic change, and mental health struggles abounded. Now, I work to specifically uplift urban youth. I am more confident than ever as a modern Indo-Caribbean American woman ready to fight for change.