Abdi was born and grew up in Kismayo, Somalia. After the outbreak of civil war in 1991, he went to a small town, Doble, near the Kenyan border. Two years later, he returned to Kismayo and ran his own business. He later went to South Africa, where he…
Adam's father was born in Mexico and grew up in Los Angeles. His mother was born and raised in the Twin Cities. They met in Los Angeles in the 70's, where he and his brother were born. The family moved to Minnesota when he was still a baby. He has lived…
Amina was born in Somalia and came to Kenya as a refugee in 2005. She met and married her husband in Kenya. On July 23, 2013, she came to the United States. She lived in Boston for two months and then moving to Minnesota. She works and attends English…
Bee was born in Xieng Khouang, Laos. His father died during the “Secret War” in Laos. Bee immigrated to the US in 1987 with his wife and children. He first settled in Wisconsin and later moved to Minnesota. He is currently the director of the…
His parents were born in Taiwan and moved to Thailand as adults. His brother was also born in Taiwan, moved to Thailand, and studied in the United States. Chen-Yu was born in Taiwan and moved to Thailand in November 1988. He lived and attended school…
Chieko grew up in Saitama and Isehara in Japan. Her husband, Kazuyoshi Yamaguchi, was stationed in Fort Ord, CA. He was in the U.S. military, had served as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War, and had a U.S. green card. She came with him to the United…
Chiyoko was born in Yonabaru-shi, Kinawa-ken, Japan on February 17, 1940. She and her mother lived in Minami Daito, Okinawa (400 miles SE of Okinawa) during World War II. Chiyoke married an American soldier, Charles Swartz, who was stationed in Okinawa.…
Daisy's mother was born in Puebla, Mexico. All of her siblings including Daisy were born in the U.S. When she created her digital story, she was a senior studying Political Science at the University of Minnesota and graduated in December 2014.