Zuleyma Chazari is a hardworking student who is currently a biology major and junior at the University of Southern California. One of the ways she learned the power of hard work and setting goals was by training for and running her first marathon at the age of 12 with help from the Students Run LA program. Zuleyma tells us how the program and becoming a runner helped her become more socially and culturally aware since she was able to interact with some many different types of people while training and racing. Students Run LA and running has provided Zuleyma confidence and friends who are more like a family to her. Now having run seven marathons with the program, Zuleyma also gives back to the program by volunteering her own time to help students become who they want to be and to succeed in life and to make sure they know someone believes in them. If you want to learn more about the Students Run LA program, be sure to listen to the previous episode, 47, with one the founders Eric Spears.