Kalpana and Sarika have been close friends since elementary school, so it's not surprising that they share a lot in common. Both their parents are immigrants to the city, and their mothers work as maids. Both girls are first-generation college students and are very supportive of each other’s dreams. Kalpana also scored first division in her 12th-grade boards on her own merit and hard work. She’s also fiercely independent, not wanting to burden her family. Kalpana attends the same college as Sarika and is also an avid and accomplished athlete attending college on a sports scholarship. Kalpana wishes to become either a police officer or a physical education teacher. She hopes that she can someday help bring quality education to children living in rural India.