I am a 17 year old student at the Loomis Chaffee School. I was born and raised in Kansas City but I my family is originally from India. This causes me to face the struggles of being a first generation student, but over time I have built adversity to some of those difficulties. Balancing both backgrounds has caused me to face some identity struggles but has also helped me find my place in both communities. I love connecting with my cultural heritage and sharing it with others in both my school and home community. I am also the oldest in my child family. Because of this I have learned how to become a role model to those around me.