When we chat over cups of warm tea or on meandering wanders through the city of resilience and boldness — we speak of Sam. She’s the sort you can sit down to chat with on any topic in mind, the kind who can convince anyone with her ideas. Her confidence comes from a rich tapestry of life experiences: growing up in rural India with support from open-minded parents who encouraged her curiosity, rare in an environment where so many challenges still linger. She is self-made: a passionate communication strategist and a pillar in her community. As her life journey has been a great story, she lives what she believes — that when you truly understand someone’s story, it is almost impossible to hate them. This can empower fundamental changes in our world. She tries to live every day for something larger than herself, so she may continue to dream big dreams even in her sleep.