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Ruba Omeira, Stay at Home Mom
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Meet Sara Bunduk, the Stay at Home Mom

Name: Sara Bunduk Occupation: Stay at Home Mom  Education: BA Psychology, MPH   Country of Origin: American born to Syrian immigrants  Neighborhood: Herndon  City/State: Herndon, VA   Number of years in the U.S: Born here  I’m a second generation Syrian American. Although,  throughout my school years my peers were of different backgrounds, […]

Hazim Oumera, Network Engineer
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Meet Hazim Oumera, the Network Engineer

  Name: Hazim Oumera Occupation: Network Engineer Education: BS in Computer Engineering;  MS in Telecommunications Country of Origin: Syria/Morocco Neighborhood: Ballston City/State: Arlington, VA Number of years in the U.S.: 21 years I am born in Morocco to Syrian parents. I followed suit on my brothers education path by coming […]

My Own Fingerprint Inc CEO, Erika DiPalma
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Meet Erika DiPalma, the Crime Scene Investigator Turned Entrepreneur/CEO

Name: Erika Di Palma Occupation: Crime Scene Investigator and CEO of My Own Fingerprint, Inc. (www.myownfingerprint.com) Education: Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Anthropology from the University of Miami; Master of Forensic Science with a concentration in Crime Scene Investigation from the George Washington University Country of Origin: Born in […]

Mischa Ipp
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Meet Mischa Ipp, the Actor

Name:  Mischa Ipp Occupation: Actor Education: BA in Performance Studies and graduate of Stella Adler Studio of Acting Country of Origin: Born in South Africa, grew up in Australia Neighborhood: Brooklyn Current City/State: New York, NY Number of years in the U.S: 2 After discovering the Stella Adler Studio of […]

Clemantine Wamariya, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Board Member
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Clemantine Wamariya on Why Refugees are Natural Leaders

  Excerpt from The Huffington Post, 08/13/2013 “When I reflect on my life, I understand how it is that I, a refugee and survivor of genocide and war, ended up where I am today. All that I have achieved has been possible not only because of my own strength and […]

Immigrants & the Military
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Immigrants & the Military

By Brett Hunt, Iraq War Veteran and former Captain in the U.S. Army. “I’m a Cuban refugee who came to this country when I was 10-years-old and flunked the sixth grade because I couldn’t speak English.” That’s a quote that won’t surprise many Americans on both sides of the immigration […]