What made you commit to completing your degree?
In a family where material wealth may have been scarce, love, affection, divine aspirations, and eloquent conversations were abundant.
I was only 12 when I first said: “One day I will graduate from Harvard University.”
My father smiled and said, “Yes, you can and you will!”
It took me more than two decades to secure admission at Harvard, a couple of admission refusals, oodles of tears, constant prayers, seven years of consistent hard work, going through toughest semesters of my life, complete aloofness from rest of the world during those semesters, and a million other sacrifices.
Empathizing with other human beings and treating all humans equally regardless of their personal backgrounds was integrated in all classes — whether taught directly or indirectly — and was something that I valued the most.
With all the hurdles life had to offer, I finally managed to complete my degree program.
Each moment spent at Harvard is precious; the wealth of wisdom one is showered with at this institution of knowledge is bountiful.
The motivation to complete my degree from Harvard was deep-rooted in my dream to create and direct inspiring and thought-provoking 3D animated movies for global audiences, with a possible international launch/release.
The classes I chose at Harvard revolved around 2D and 3D animation, character design, filmmaking, cinematography and film editing.
What was your capstone project?
My capstone project title was “Your Baby is a Miracle – Animated Film on Early Childhood Education, Care & Development.”
The wide-ranging animated film on best practices in early childhood education, care, and development aims to create awareness, enhance understanding and boost enthusiasm in parents to help children reach their full potential.
The information is explained in small chunks with interesting infographics and 3D-animated visuals — leading audiences to accessible comprehension of the material.
In the long run, I hope that the video will effectively impact society in positive fashion.
What’s something unexpected that you learned about Harvard?
The concept and emphasis on empathizing with other human beings and treating all humans equally regardless of their personal backgrounds was integrated in all classes — whether taught directly or indirectly — and was something that I valued the most.
What are you going to miss the most about HES?
I will miss all the classes, highly detailed course material, and the wealth of knowledge!
Describe your HES experience in one word.