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MVP to Ph.D.: My Stanford Journey

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Stanford Athletics
Dec 28 2018
Fellow, Stanford, Students

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.

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