Matana Shams
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Matana is a Junior at UCLA majoring in Sociology. She is the youngest child in her family and the first to attend UCLA. Her favorite activities include listening to music and eating chocolate. She aims to finish her bachelors in Sociology, earn her master’s degree, and learn how to play the piano.

From Dealing to Teaching

From Fall 2016 Print Edition, “Transitions” “How does a professional drug dealer end up with a PhD, teaching at UCLA? Israeli-born, Professor Adi Jaffe went from selling drugs to a w…