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Meet Dr. Ninda, the Global Citizen, Marathoner, & Model
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Meet Dr. Ninda, the Global Citizen, Marathoner, & Model

Name: Ndinda Rebekah Ngewa Occupation: Gender Advocate & Health Disparities Researcher/Global Citizen Education: PhD-Preventive Health Care & Lifestyle Medicine (Loma Linda University), MPH (California State University-Fullerton) Country of Origin: Kenya/ Nigeria Current Neighborhood:  Philadelphia, PA City/State: Pasadena, CA Number of years in the U.S.: 19 years My immigrant experience gives […]

Meet Tanael Joachim, the Wilderness Coach turned Stand-up Comedian
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Meet TJ, the Wilderness Coach turned Stand-up Comedian

Name: Tanael Joachim (TJ) Occupation: Standup Comedian Education: 2 years at Adelphi University (Garden City (Long Island), NY) Country of Origin: Haiti Current Neighborhood: Brooklyn (Bushwick/Bedstuy) City/State: New York, NY Number of years in the U.S:  6 My name is Tanael Joachim (TJ) and I’m a standup comedian based in […]

Josh builds apps by day, makes people laugh by night.
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Meet Josh Makinda, the Australian-Born Developer by Day, Stand-Up Comedian by Night

  Name: Josh Makinda Occupation: Comedian, Interactive Developer Education: Degree in Sociology, from Murdoch University in Western Australia Country of Origin: Australian-Born, Family is Kenyan Current Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Bayridge City/State: New York, Brooklyn Number of years in the U.S:  1 year and 5 months    Hello my name is Josh […]

Meet Su Sanni, the College Athlete Turned Tech CEO/Entrepreneur
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Meet Su Sanni, the College Athlete Turned Tech CEO/Entrepreneur

Name:  Su Sanni Occupation: CEO & Co-founder of WeDidIt (http://wedid.it) Education: BA Psychology, MS Business Management at Boston College Country of Origin: United States/Nigeria Neighborhood: East NY City/State: Brooklyn, NY Number of years in the U.S.: 29 I am a first generation Nigerian American. I was born in Brooklyn, New […]

Meet Tami McHenry, the “Canadian-born, Chinese-Jamerican” Corporate Engineer
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Meet Tami McHenry, the “Canadian-born, Chinese-Jamerican” Corporate Engineer

  Name: Tami McHenry Occupation: Corporate Engineer Education: BS Industrial Engineering Country of Origin: Born in Canada raised in USA Current Neighborhood: Northern Liberties City/State: Philadelphia, PA Number of years in the U.S.: 22 The first time I realized I was different than my North Jersey neighbors was the summer […]

Meet Sebastian Miller, a German Living His American Dream
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Meet Sebastian Miller, a German Living His American Dream

Name: Sebastian Miller                Occupation: Sales representative Education: Bachelor of Science Country of Origin: Germany City/State: Stafford, Va Number of years in the U.S.:  12 Years I came to the United States from Germany at the age of 16, excited to learn a new […]

Meet Matthew Hashiguchi, the Filmmaker & Professor
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Meet Matthew Hashiguchi, the Filmmaker & Professor

Name: Matthew Hashiguchi Occupation: Filmmaker/Professor Education: BA The Ohio State University; MFA Emerson College Country of Origin: USA Neighborhood: East Boston City/State: Boston, MA Number of years in the U.S.: 29 My experience as a multiracial American has shaped my life. Growing up half-Italian and half-Japanese in a Cleveland Irish […]

Meet Abdul-Wahab, the Chaplain, Community Leader & Counselor
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Meet Abdul-Wahab, the Chaplain, Community Leader & Counselor

Name: Abdul-Wahab Omeira Occupation: Muslim Chaplain at the California State Prison–Los Angeles County Education: B.S. of Religious Studies Country of Origin: Syria Neighborhood: Eastside City/State: Palmdale, CA Number of years in the U.S: 43 It has been quite interesting, wonderful and educational living in the US and I would not have changed it for the world. Mid […]

Meet Tom Tran, the Survivor with a Sky Tattoo
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Meet Tom Tran, the Survivor with a Sky Tattoo

Name: Tom Tran Occupation: IT Technician Education: College Graduate Country of Origin: Vietnam City/State: Washington, DC Number of years in the U.S.: 30  Vienna Mbagaya: Thank you for sharing your story Tom. I hear you have a tattoo that is meaningful to you. Tom Tran: It’s on my tricep and […]

Daniel Chacon, World Kickboxing Association World Champion
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Meet Daniel Chacon, the WKA World Champion

Name: Federico Daniel Chacon Molina Occupation: Professional Mix Martial Arts Fighter/ 2012 World champion/ Senior instructor at Beta Academy D.C Education: High school graduated. Prince George CC Student Country of Origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina / Bolivia Neighborhood: Columbia Heights City/State: Washington, D.C Number of years in the U.S.: 19 Anything […]