"I believe finding your next great idea is as simple as mining the past for your deepest passions and opening your eyes to the present opportunities around you. Let me explain with a story: When I was very young, my grandmother introduced me to fashion design. She made me see creative art and fashion through her eyes. It eventually became a way to share and hold onto the history that makes us who we are and informs who we will become. I found my individuality and unique approach to expressing myself. I designed a ring for my 25th birthday. The ring said a life story and was one of a kind. There was a cut out of a star through the center of a pyramid of pave diamonds. This symbolized more than my Egyptian side of the family, more than my middle name meaning Starlet, it spoke my family history and where I stood in my life."