As she walks to school on her first day at Temple University, Huma Ali realizes how excited she is to step into her first biology class.
For some, this is an ordinary first day of school, but for Ali, 19, this is a dream come true.
Ali, who grew up in Drexel Hill, Pa., was born in to a Muslim-Pakistani household Oct. 29, 1992 and went to Upper Darby High School. During her childhood, she said her parents were “flexible” Muslims and did not have time to teach her the basics of Islam while moving from state to state because of job opportunities.
After settling down, and feeling