Born in India, Dhanya Nair came to the US when she was 3 years old. After raising two college educated children, Dhanya made the decision to follow her passion and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCF. Studying as a non-traditional student impacted her view of the world and the struggles that college students encounter in everyday life. Now in her second year of earning a master’s in political science, she interfaces with the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and advocates for the underserved student population at UCF. Dhanya fervently supports scholarships and student initiatives that are making a difference for the next generation. She credits her mentors who provided the selfless example to ensure others know their potential to achieve greatness.