During my childhood, due to unstable political and social conditions, I have seen people suffering. I have always desired to help the society in some way or other. I belong to Bahá'í faith. Since the Islamic revolution in Iran, due to their religious faith, all the Bahá'ían students were barred from studying at the university. In 2002, I had to leave the country of my birth and come to the United States to continue with my education. At that time, I did not know how to speak or read English. However, I realized that if I am to succeed in my studies and to develop my professional life, I will have to learn English. Hence, language acquisition became my priority. Moreover, to support myself financially, I was doing two jobs along with my studies. It was challenging for me to survive in a foreign country without any financial and moral support. However, my goals and the realization that I was luckier than my Bahá'í friends and siblings back in Iran to get the opportunity to pursue my education, kept me going and made me stronger. My passion for education helped me to remain focused on my goal of attending professional school. Achievement of my goal was not possible in Iran.