Get to know Shams:
What’s one thing you absolutely want to do before you die?
I want to put my family in a financial position where they can experience life for all it has to offer. My family has sacrificed a lot to get me to where I am, and I want to repay them to the best of my ability.
Describe one of the most meaningful experiences in your life
One of the most meaningful experiences in my life was getting the chance to immigrate to America, the land of opportunity. Resettling here meant that I would get the chance, using my work ethic, to carve whatever future I wanted for myself.
Who is someone you especially admire and why?
Someone I especially admire is El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz AKA Malcolm X. His strong character, intelligence, and sense of justice have all been an inspiration in my life, especially as a Black Muslim man in America.