| NSA Spotlight of the Month March 2019: Samisha Panthi |

I would explain myself as a brave, kind and a happy person who has a lot of love to give herself and to the people around her.- Samisha Panthi

Howdy, Namaste, Hola and Bonjour! NSA is back with the March edition of SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH. Any guesses? Well you see her representing NSA by dancing, hosting, volunteering, and organizing various events within and outside of Texas A&M University.
She is a proud Aggie, and yells A-A-A-WHOOP as proud member of Class of 2021. She is none other than our diligent Event Coordinator of the past two consecutive terms, Ms. Samisha Panthi, who aims at excelling at a career in the field of Kinesiology.
Ms. Panthi is obsessed with the human body and plans on being a physical therapist. The functioning of different parts of the human body to perform a desired activity intrigues her towards this career. Furthermore, she has always preferred few but long-term connections over surface level connections with a lot of people and this profession perfectly my preference.
Despite being born and brought up in Nepal, she feels that her home is where she belongs, which as of now are both College Station and Nepal. Perhaps, this could be a reason for her to love hanging out at The Grand Station, as she believes that hanging out here with her friends gives her an utmost joy and excitement.
When we asked for the suggestions she would like to give to those who wants to have a similar career, with superlative humility, she replied that as she is still pursuing her career, she tells herself and anyone who is an undergraduate to have fun in their college life along with achieving great things academically because she reckons that the memories that a person makes during their college life is something they would look back on in the future and the academic achievement they acquire will always be a symbol of hard work. Despite this generosity, she credits her success to her parents for their upbringing, her friends, herself and all the good/bad experiences she has been through in life.
“I was born and raised in Nepal and moved to the United States in 2015. I have been through good and tough times and have tried to come out of it with more knowledge and strength every single time. I would explain myself as a brave, kind and a happy person who has a lot of love to give herself and to the people around her.”- Samisha Panthi

NSA SPOTLIGHT QUESTIONNAIRE

Name: Samisha Panthi
Qualification: Undergraduate student (Kinesiology major)
Interests: Dancing, cooking with friends, trying out new places to eat

· Why did you choose to become a (your profession)?
I plan on being a physical therapist. I have always wanted to pursue a medical profession because I am obsessed with the human body. I am fascinated by how all the parts of the human body work together to function within which the skeletal system captivates me the most. Along with my fascination towards the human body, the other major reason why I chose to pursue this profession out of all the other medical professions is because of the connection and the relationship that exists between a therapist and a patient. I have always preferred few but long-term connections over surface level connections with a lot of people and this profession perfectly my preference.

· Where do you call home?
Home is where I feel I belong. Where I feel belong is with my people and my people happen to exist in Nepal & College Station, Texas.

· What is one of your favorite places to hang out in College Station?

There are many good places I like in College Station, but my favorite place to hang out is at Grand Station. It is always fun when I go there with my friends.

· Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now?

I see myself being a happy and a successful Physical Therapist who loves her job and her family.

· What advice would you give your younger Self?

I would advise my younger self to work on my organizational skills and believe that everything works out just fine in the future.

· Any suggestion for the upcoming students or those aiming for pursuing a career in your field?

Since I am still pursuing my career, I tell myself and anyone who is an undergraduate to have fun in their college life along with achieving great things academically because I believe that the memories that a person makes during their college life is something they would look back on in the future and the academic achievement they acquire will always be a symbol of hard work.

· What are the activities/organizations you are/were involved within the University?
Despite being a college organization, NSA has been a part of my life since high school and I have been participating in almost all the programs of NSA since about the last 5 years. I have served as an Event Coordinator in NSA for 2 consecutive terms (2019-2019 and 2019-2020).
Along with NSA, I am involved in the Physical Therapy Society here at Texas A&M.

· Whom do you credit your success?

I would give the credit of the person I have become to: my parents, my friends, myself and all the good/bad experiences I have been through in life.

· What qualities do you want there to be for you Man of Dreams?

I would want the man of my dreams to have similar values and morals as me and I would want him to be kind, positive, driven and determined.

· Can you describe your story?

I was born and raised in Nepal and moved to the United States in 2015. I have been through good and tough times and have tried to come out of it with more knowledge and strength every single time. I would explain myself as a brave, kind and a happy person who has a lot of love to give herself and to the people around her.

FUN TIME:

If you were God for a day, what changes would you make to the world?
If I was God for a day, I would grant all the people around the world the ability to think rationally. Many of the problems we have around the world such as: poverty, war, global warming are caused because of irrational decisions by individuals over time. I believe that when a person thinks irrationally, s/he lets greed and ego factor into their decision, thus they end up with negative consequences such as lack of happiness.

If you could ask a sage any question that you want to know the answer to, what would you ask?
If I got a chance to ask a sage any question, it would be  “How would one persevere in life through the challenges s/he may face along the path of success?” The reason I would ask this question is because I believe in the importance of hardship in life. When a person goes through difficult times, s/he comes out on the other side stronger (physically, emotionally, mentally) than before which ultimately leads them to their success. Therefore, I do not want to know or wish to have my path to success easy. Rather, I want to know how I can strongarm myself so that I have the ability to go through each hurdle as easily as possible.

What things in your life would you give up in an instant if it got you to an even better place than you are now?
I would not give up anything in my life right now just to be in a better place. Whatever I have in my life so far, I have achieved it myself, thus it is what defines me. If/when I do get to a better place, I want to earn it. I want every little thing in my life to have value and if I were to just give them up just to be in a better place then I would be not living according to my own values. Therefore, I would rather earn things in life to get to a better place than give up things to be in a better place.

Do you have any best inspirational quotes? It could be someone’s thought!
“I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.” – Ellen DeGeneres
“Don’t allow yourself to always need the validation of others. It’s not up to others to constantly keep you encouraged, it’s up to you. Start each day with positive affirmations about yourself and your abilities. Cultivate the belief in yourself and your abilities to achieve greatness.” – Jay Shetty