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Women Who Reign: Riva Lam

“Time is a gift, given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life.” ― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Tell us about yourself along with a fun fact!
I have this irreconcilable love of working on multiple projects, which complements my psychology and statistics background.
Fun fact? After years of listening to my friend brought up baklava, I actually had it last week with a friend. Very yummy.

What # would define your life journey?

Favorite website / app:

Someone who inspires you and knowledge they have imparted:
I can’t really say. Everyone I met so far imparted some wisdom or knowledge, which challenged or made me reflect on my beliefs. Thank you to those who came into my life.

Any shout outs to one or more professors?
I would like to give a shout-out the following professors : Janice Gifford, Alanna Hoyer-Leitzel, Timothy Chumley, Dylan Shepardson, Janelle Gagnon, Amir Kouzehkanani, Allison Fasoli, Samuel Mitchell, Ajay Sinha, and Jo-Jo Koo.

Each of them impacted my life in significant, but different ways. Thank you if you’re reading this.

Song that makes you want to dance:
in love with a ghost – we’ve never met but, can we have a coffee or something?

Challenge you’ve faced and how you overcame it:
Coming to terms with the fact that sometimes one’s journey through college and life is not linear and everyone’s path is different, but that’s what makes life interesting.

What knowledge would you impart to women in order for them to REIGN their lives?
Take some breaks in between, and remember to have fun. While it is important to work hard to pursue one’s dreams, be sure to keep your mental and physical health in check. Those dreams will be still be there when you get back, so take it easy.


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