Drifting a Power Wheels Jeep around the house as a child might have been the start of a now impressive career for Canadian-born Samantha "Sam" Tan, 23, a professional race car driver, owner of a professional racing team, child of immigrants and recent college graduate. While racing BMWs for five years, Sam balanced being a full-time college student on top of developing her career, graduating with the Class of 2020 from the University of California, Irvine, with a degree in economics, according to Forbes. … “My dad always re-affirmed that school came first before racing, and it was quite difficult balancing both, but it has made me stronger as a person and I’m proud to have finished university.
 
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