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Hijabi, and Heading to College
Shahnoor Jafri, a senior at Saratoga High School, shares her decision to leave the “safe bubble” of her suburban California home to become “the next Sanjay Gupta” — a physician and science journalist.
But Jafri is at a crossroads: Should she go to college in Pakistan, where she could enroll in an accelerated five-year medical school, or stay in the U.S.? More importantly, where can Jafri continue to develop and deepen her faith in Islam?