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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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    • Bess Hanish

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      Bess and her five siblings were raised in a highly insular community of Yemeni Muslims in Bakersfield, California. In keeping with Yemeni traditions, her parents took her out of school in the sixth...

    • Peter Soros

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      PETER SOROS lives between London and New York and has managed his family’s investment office since 1998. Their investment activities have been concentrated in a relatively small number of venture...

    • Sandra Portocarrero

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      Sandra was sixteen when she left Peru to join her father, an undocumented Peruvian immigrant, in Oklahoma. At the age of eighteen, she moved to California, where she attended Berkeley City College...

    • Jassmin Poyaoan

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      Jassmin comes from a line of resilient women. Her grandmother left school to support her family, raising herself from a domestic worker to a small business owner. Her mother emigrated from the...

    • Muhammad Saad Shamim

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      Muhammad Saad Shamim was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of two. Inspired by his Islamic faith, his parents’ sacrifices, and experiences...

    • Iris Hu

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      Iris was born in Los Angeles, California to Taiwanese parents. She grew up learning about the traumatic effects of the Chinese Civil War and World War II that her elders experienced and from which...

    • Aadel Chaudhuri

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      Aadel is a Resident Physician at Stanford doing a postdoctoral fellowship in Max Diehn's lab via the Holman ResearchPathway. His research focuses on using circulating tumor DNA as a biomarker for...

    • Carlos Barrezueta

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      Carlos currently serves as an Assistant Dean for the Social Sciences, Business and History Division (under Academic Affairs) at Union County College where he manages adjunct faculty in over eight...

    • Joseph Guimaraes

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      Joseph A. Guimaraes was born in Recife, Brazil, and immigrated to the United States in 1998, when he was in fifth grade. Joseph remembers the day he learned his family would be moving to the US. It...

    • Rie Takahashi

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      RIE TAKAHASHI is in the second year of her MD/PhD program at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Rie was born in Yokohama, Japan and arrived at age two with her family to...

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