Tough love | Shawn & Shaiya
Moving to a new country and finding your way around a new school all while undertaking a PhD is no easy feat. Lucky for Shawn, Shaiya, an upper year PhD student, took him under her wing. Shaiya became a mentor for Shawn, helping him learn the ropes in the lab, editing his papers, and even having him over for Christmas dinner. Shaiya saw potential in him and helped him by showing she cared and supporting him through many transitions with her no-nonsense, straightup tough love.