Following my dreams of social impact and public service, I entered Federal Government and served for both the Obama and Trump Administrations where I focused on digital transformation policy and governance. Wanting to pivot outside of the public sector, I applied to business school and found myself pursuing my MBA at Ross. I was attracted to Ross's commitment to diversity, and being a Muslim-American woman this was very important to me. I also appreciated Ross's attention to design thinking, entrepreneurship and start-ups. Ross initially made me feel uncomfortable - I was unfamiliar with the action based learning styles and group models. Not to mention, being in the Midwest was entirely new. However, I quickly learned business school is meant to be a time for us to get uncomfortable and navigate deep out of our comfort zones. My goal at Ross has been simple - I am intent on growing as a leader and individual and there was no other school where I could have experienced such huge scales of growth in such a short period of time.