“Take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life.” Meet Beedie Luminary Sarah Azad Manjiri
What is your field of study and why does it interest you?
Psychology! It is a program that continuously gives me insight into happenings that I take for granted everyday.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Your undergrad degree is not necessarily about depth, it is about breadth.”- Prior to my first year at UBC, I was so stressed about picking a career path and sticking to it. This piece of advice enlightened me to the fact that your undergrad years are about trying new things in order to discover what you are truly passionate about in life, which has motivated me to explore with an open mind.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Sunshine, Strawberries, and Spontaneity 🙂
Do you have a motto or personal mantra?
“Why not?” – It is a simple phrase but repeating it to myself has pushed me to explore projects outside of my comfort zone, because truly, what is the worst that could happen?
What was the last experience that made you a better person?
I recently spent a day at the beach with my family! It was so peaceful and comforting getting the opportunity to reconnect with my parents and sister after such a busy school year. It definitely reminded me to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of life in order to appreciate the people around me.
What is something you learned in the last week?
I learned how to parallel park! My driving skills are definitely a work in progress, but I feel like learning how to park was a big milestone for me!
What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
I love seeing everyone carry tote bags around! Not only are they super fun to wear when you can coordinate them with your outfits, but they also eliminate the need to grab plastic bags when you go shopping because they are very spacious. It’s a win-win situation for both my fashion-loving friends and the environment.
Who inspires you and why?
My two best friends, Nina and Haley. We went through the most pivotal points of our high school careers together and being able to see them succeed now in their areas of study makes me so proud. Their unwavering grit and positive attitudes are a huge inspiration for me to continue striving for greatness in my own career path.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, and yet, have never been on a proper hike.
What is your favourite thing about being a part of Beedie Luminaries?
The people that the program has introduced me to. Being part of Beedie Luminaries community has allowed me to meet amazing Luminaries who I am honoured to call my friends, my mentor Tamara who never fails to put a smile on my face, and so many more kind and inspiring people within the community who I have had the pleasure of getting to know and learn from so far.Back To Top