July 14, 2024

Jamie Ghazaii is a 2021 graduate of Lehigh University and its Lehigh@NasdaqCenter where she studied marketing. However, she learned from her mother that entrepreneurship is the key to escaping the cycle of poverty that traps so many minority women.
By Jamie Ghazaii
My early education involved attendance at what I might characterize as the University of Mom. All through my childhood in our low-income family, she always hustled. My mother, a native of Puerto Rico, cleaned houses, styled hair in funeral homes, and, after earning her high school equivalency degree, practiced as a nurse assistant. But she went beyond setting an inspiring example. She also encouraged me to always go all out in school.
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