Raza, 24, remembers when not too long ago, just finishing school was her greatest burden. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Raza moved to Texas at the age of 11 and quickly adapted to the American lifestyle.
She loved going to the malls, and seeing her friends at school every morning. Amy attended TCC for her first two years of college, but decided to take some time off to help her family’s business.
“It was a tough decision, because I was just starting to get a feel for college life, but in my culture family always takes priority,” Raza said.
After transferring to UTA and majoring in Criminology, Raza admitted it was a difficult proccess trying to get back on track and finish school.
“It wasn’t easy seeing all my friends graduate knowing I should’ve been up there with them, but it only made me work harder,” Raza said.
Her hard work paid off as she graduated in Dec. 2008, and is now engaged and ready to take the next step in her life.