Our Stories: Samiat, Scholar (2021)

Samiat immigrated to the U.S. with her family in 2018, but her parents had to return to Nigeria soon thereafter, leaving Samiat and her sister in the care of family friends.

The first to receive a college degree in the U.S., Samiat will attend the University of Buffalo. She is inspired to study Biomedical Science to learn, create solutions and help alleviate the mortality rate of people living with heart disease, to which she lost her grandmother and aunt.

Samiat is looking forward to making international friends and exposing herself to new languages, new foods, and new cultures while a student.