SAMIR: One thing that was really important throughout the entire process was realizing that everything was going to be OK. I had difficult decisions to make, but I could have– I took a step back and then I realized that it was a really good decision that I had to be making. I was very grateful, because I was picking between one option and another really good option.

It was this internship or that internship or grad school or law school. Both of these are fantastic options. And at the time, you know it was very stressful. But at the end of the day, I knew that I was going to be OK.

I went home and my parents said, you know, I’m so proud of you. You’re at MIT, and you have a bright future ahead of you. And I was just thinking, I don’t know what the future is going to be, but they’re probably right.

They’re probably right. And it’s going to be OK. And I’m in a good position, no matter which decision I make. It’s going to be OK.