Aleeza Hashmi

"My favorite part about Harvard has been learning what failure means to me. In high school, I was afraid of disappointing my parents. My first few years of college, I was afraid of failing. And now, I'm afraid of disappointing myself. Through Harvard, the many amazing friends I've made and people whom I've come across, I've slowly learned that fear can also be a source of strength. It can be a place to reach into, whether a place of self-assurance, hunger, or peace, failure means staying true to yourself and never compromising on what you believe in."