December 6, 2019
Khozaei is Persian American and will be the first person in his immediate family to graduate from college. He was born in Iran, but fled the country with his mother for the United States when he was a year old.
“[My mother] was like, ‘We have to get you away from this country,’” Khozaei said. “She basically brought me here for a better life, for more opportunity for me to be successful.”
Khozaei will graduate this month with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the College of Humanities and Sciences. His mother is proud that he has worked so hard and is earning a degree. The journey was difficult but worth the reward, Khozaei said.
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