Dante Candelario Pastrano was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His family moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1966. He grew up and went to school there. He moved to Sioux City, IA, in 1987, where he worked in a meat-packing plant and computer…
Banlang Phommasouvanh was born in Laos in 1946. She studied in France on a scholarship. After the outbreak of war in Laos, she and her family fled the country and came to the United States. Banlang has a BA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale…
He is an entrepaneur and community advocate. He was born in Boston, MA while his father was in graduate school in the United States. Ederick was raised in Venezuela and left in his 20's because instability there. He moved to Chicago and finally settled…
Dr. Sawuya Lubega was born in Kampala, Uganda. She came to the United States in 1991 to do research in HIV. She later decided to work as a doctor and complete a residency in family practice. She did a fellowship in geriatrics at the University of…
Filbert Seko Tongola was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1970. He studied at Tambaza Secondary School and the Dar-es-Salaam Maritime Institute (DMI). He worked as an Able Bodied (AB) at Sea Express while also working as a research assistant to…
Kyaw Khaing was born in Thailand. He and his family came to the United States as refugees between 2008 and 2009. He currently works as employment counselor and assists Karen refugee people finding jobs and establishing themselves in the United States.
Abdirahman Kahin was born in Djibouti and immigrated to the United States in 1996. He has lived in Minnesota since 1997. After working for several years in media production, he created Afro Deli, a popular East African restaurant in Cedar-Riverside,…
Rothana Walbolt was born in Battambang, Cambodia and grew up in Khao I Dang refugee camp in Thailand. She arrived in the United States in Portland, OR in 1985. She and her family lived there for five months before moving to Minnesota to join other family…
Kunrath Van Lam was born in Cambodia in 1972. Her father was a chemist and her mother was university-educated. Most of her family was killed when the Khmer Rouge came to power, and Kunrath, her parents, and sister escaped to a refugee camp in Thailand.…