Rasha: The definition of “resilience”

Apr 14, 2021

If you looked up the definition of “resilience” in the dictionary, there’s a good chance it might say, “Rasha.”  An Iraqi immigrant, Rasha came to America as a young teenager, with little knowledge of English and little motivation for school.  Today, however, Rasha is on her way to becoming a pilot. Between working the graveyard shift, taking classes and flying test flights, Rasha has little time for sleep, but it doesn’t deter her. Neither does the fact that only seven percent of pilots worldwide are women. In fact, in spite of these obstacles, she moves forward to achieve her goals. 

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