(Season 2, Episode 2) Many of the most successful immigrants and kids of immigrants in the country know each other and hang out. They belong to a community created by Paul and Daisy Soros, who have funded the graduate educations of 550 first gens — including Pardis Sabeti, a geneticist called a "genius" by Time. Sabeti also happens to be a rock star. Otherhood talks to her about the immigrant imperative to give back, even after a devastating accident that made her reassess life.
A Jewish ski and tennis pro who survived Nazi and Russian occupations came to America penniless, built a fortune and used it to pay for the graduate school educations of hundreds of immigrants and kids of immigrants. In this episode of Otherhood we talk to one of them — Pardis Sabeti, a badass geneticist and super-cool rockstar who's also humble, genuine and driven to help others, even after going through a devastating accident that kept her in bed, staring at a wall, for months.