Mahsa had middle school problems due to constant ridicule over her weight but success at Willow Bend Academy.  After transferring to other schools, the ridicule continued so during her 8th grade year (mid-semester) her family withdrew her and she enrolled at Willow Bend Academy.

What a blessing it was for both her and for Willow Bend Academy! Mahsa completed 8th grade and all of high school in less than three years, and was her class valedictorian.

Upon graduation from Willow Bend Academy, she enrolled at University of Texas at Dallas on a full tuition scholarship and completed a bachelor’s degree, then entered graduate school at Harvard University where she is currently a clinical research assistant at Harvard Medical Center for Primary Care, Boston Childrens’ Hospital.

She was named “Innovation Programs Scholar” by Harvard University in 2013 and 2014 for her innovative work in pediatric neurotransmitter diseases.

As an Innovation Programs Scholar, she continues to develop an advanced, centralized, multidisciplinary high-risk care management program in conjunction with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

We at Willow Bend Academy are blessed to have been instrumental in her success.