SMU alumna Shanti Pereira shared how she changed her mindset, broke barriers and won a SEA Games gold. She aims to build on the same mindset, with the Commonwealth Games and the World Athletics Championships still to come later this year, and wants to go faster than she did at the SEA Games. Off the track, Shanti decided to pursue a career unrelated to her SMU accountancy degree. After Shanti's first Games gold, her older sisters Valerie and Shobi were inspired to write a children’s book to tell the story of her journey and triumph. Entitled “Go Shanti! Go”, the book was published in 2020 and aimed to inspire the next generation of sporting heroes.