Our family's story begins in a mud hut. That’s where my father’s life began. His story is one of perseverance, and that is a large part of mine.
It can be overwhelming to think of the infinite number of pieces that fell into place to get where I am today: a Rose Bowl MVP on the verge of earning a Ph.D. from Stanford in energy resources engineering.
I don’t reflect often, and when I do, I tend to look forward. But in those few moments when I consider my journey, I’m humbled by those who believed in me.
Usua Amanam is a 2015 EDGE-STEM Fellow.