Setareh Ekhteraei ’16
Student, George School
Setareh Ekhteraei was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to the United States at the age of six. Because her mother was occupied with work and study, and due to difficult circumstances, she grew up in a variety of diverse and multicultural households. In addition, Setareh became a part of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as a Young Scholar in eighth grade. Today, Setareh is an enthusiastic member of the George School community and a part of the varsity volleyball team, the discipline committee, the ACT committee, and the peer-tutoring program. Outside of these activities, Setareh loves going to the beach and surfing, spending time with loved ones, and reading poetry in her three languages: English, Farsi, and Spanish. She also continues with her efforts to support her community in Iran, and is hoping to pursue neurology and medicine in college to aid her in better serving Iranian youth in reaching beyond their circumstances.