When Sara Shikhman was 10 years old, she left communist Ukraine with her parents on a one-way ticket across the Atlantic Ocean, and $5,000 hidden in a set of screwdrivers, to become part of the American Dream.
Unable to speak or read English, her motivated parents helped her to learn the language quickly and soon she excelled at school, outpacing her peers.
Earning a B.A. in Finance from Pace University in New York in 2003, Shikhman was one of the first Pace graduates to earn a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2006.
“I thought that I wanted to be a corporate lawyer, and practiced for six years,” Shikhman said.
Living and working in Manhattan, she simply didn’t have time to shop for furniture for her new…
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