Isra’s life has changed dramatically in her young lifetime. She grew up the daughter of a wealthy businessman in Sudan, but her family suffered brutally from government forces and fled to the U.S. as refugees five years ago. She has faced such challenges with incredible strength, courage, and poise. Isra is a leader among her peers, graduating 7th of 397 from high school and tutoring math through the McNeill Program at CU Boulder. She is currently a research assistant to a professor conducting dental research and has a long-term vision to give back to her community through dentistry.