Aki Berndt was born in 1955 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. He married an American woman and lived in Berlin before moving to Minnesota in 2000. After he lost his job as an architect in 2009, he began to bake bread and opened his own bakery, Aki's BreadHaus,…
Elene Ejigu was born in Dessie, Ethiopia in 1997. Her father died unexpectedly in 2003, and the following year, her mother won the Diversity Visa Lottery and moved to the United States. Elene and her sister lived with their grandparents in Ethiopia until…
Sheng Yang was born in St. Paul, MN in 1995. Her parents were Hmong refugees who lived in a Thai refugee camp following the Secret War in Laos before resettling in the United States in 1992. Sheng studied at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.