Who am I? That is the question that troubled me growing up. Sometimes I am too Mexican for my Bengali family. Sometimes I am too Bengali for my Mexican family. Sometimes I am too poor for my middle-class friends, and sometimes I am too rich for my family in third-world countries. Sometimes I am too studious for my non-academic friends. Sometimes I am not studious enough for my college friends.
So who am I? That answer only became clearer over time. I am Nasim, a student, a son, a brother, a friend, a musician, a worshiper, a programmer, an entrepreneur, and a traveler. I connect with diverse people at performances, hackathons, startup fairs, airports, social events, and family gatherings. One of the biggest skills I have gained through experience is learning to adapt. I have seen the world as a middle class American, a lower class American, a Muslim, a Latino, a student, a CDO, and as an outsider. Who am I? I am the definition of diverse.