In the wake of so much sadness, lets share a little inspiration. Tell me the stories of people who inspire you. They can people you know, or just people with stories that really resonate for you.

I was lucky enough to do a little bit of work for Dr. Rana Dajani this summer in Jordan.

She is simultaneously a top molecular biologist and the founder of a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in arab and other disadvantaged children around the world. She’s a wonderful example of a religious muslim feminist humanist. And I felt absolutely privileged to get to work with her.