My Story of Finding Hope: Marjan Ghom Ali April 30, 2019 by Azadeh Akbari My name is Marjan Ghom Ali. I am twenty-four years old and of Afghan descent. I have always been a very ambitious student. All my life I had hopes of going to university and I tried my best to be the best student in my class at high school. Back then I used to live with my parents, my sister and three brothers. However, I faced many obstacles in this goal and fell under a lot of pressure from my family.