Va was born in Phanat Nikhom refugee camp in Chonburi, Thailand in 1994. The next year his family came to the United States. He has seven brothers and two sisters. In 2014, he was a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. As a youth, he had an active…
Teng's family members were refugees who fled to Thailand after the communist takeover of Laos. Teng was born in a refugee camp in Thailand. His family emigrated from Thailand to Minnesota in 1988. His family brought very little with them, but they did…
His family became refugees after the civil war in Laos. They spent two and a half years in refugee camps in Thailand, undergoing countless medical exams, before finally being resettled in the United States in 1986. He lived in Sacramento, CA and College…
Roda Yussuf was born in Somalia in 1988 and lived there until 1997. She lived in Ethiopia from 1997-2011. In 2009, she was authorized for resettlement to the United States and she flew to the U.S. on December 7, 2011 with her daughter Muna and her…
Rehima was born in Nazret, Ethiopia. Her family is Gurage. She went to Qatar in 2007 and came to the United States in 2011, living briefly in Ohio, then in Dallas, and now Minnesota. Her father, Nasir Ahmed, and her mother, Shetu Mohammed, remained in…
Rada first came to the U.S. from Bulgaria with her mother in 1998 to visit her father, a musician who was studying at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music. The next year, the family moved to Minnesota when her father was offered the opportunity to get a…
Nasser was born in Ethiopia and mostly grew up in Kenya. He came to Minnesota at the end of 2005 and still lives there. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Mustafa Jumale was born in 1989 in Mogadishu, Somalia. He is the second youngest of eleven siblings. His parents fled Somalia when civil war broke out in 1991. His family migrated to America soon after. Mustafa and his family arrived in Kansas City,…