7 years ago, when I first entered to Canada, my excitements and happiness were replaced by fear and doubt. From the very beginning, I knew I had to stand on my own feet. Soon, my family returned to Iran. I was behind in my life for 2 years due to the victory laps in high school and language barriers. I was only 17 then. Loneliness was getting into me and soon there would be no returns. I decided to create a change in my life; and frankly, I started with the biggest fear of my life - swimming (I've experienced drowning before). Soon, I became a lifeguard and a swimming instructor and my career and volunteering journey started.
Throughout the past 7 years, I was fortunate enough to help my community by starting from volunteering at different hospitals and community centers. During my undergraduate degree, I was selected as research assistant and supervisor in three different fields of research throughout the five years. During the same time, I was elected as the President of the largest Iranian Student Association in North America for 2 consecutive years leading 80 executive team members and 10,000 community members. Throughout my undergrad, I was honored to receive numerous academic awards and scholarships. It was during the same time that I successfully published my first book. Currently, I am the Founder & President of Canadian Student Relief Charity, which I founded a year ago at age of 23. Also, while working as a financial advisor, I was awarded the Dean’s full Scholarship to continue my education in Master of Management at Schulich. To be honest, I am proud to be an Iranian-Canadian citizen.
Final words; who am I to give any advice but I'd like to ask you for a favor. Please please please believe in yourself and never give up. You'll find your way.