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    • Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo

      Fellow

      Born in Nigeria, Lucy was brought by relatives to Oakland, California when she was eleven. The United States promised to provide a better life, but as an undocumented student for over twelve years...

    • Sandra Portocarrero

      Fellow

      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...

    • Raeuf Roushangar

      Fellow

      Raeuf was born to an Iranian father and an Egyptian mother in Oman. Raised by his mother in Egypt after his father left for Iran, Raeuf endured continuous discrimination because of his Bahá'ifaith,...

    • Andre Shomorony

      Fellow

      Andre was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to parents of Jewish-European descent. In 2005, when Andre was fifteen, his family moved to Miami in search of financial stability and better educational...

    • Sahar Soleimanifard

      Fellow

      Sahar was born in Iran amidst the Persian Gulf War and in the aftermath of a revolution that left the country in a decades-long battle between all sociopolitical groups. Growing up in a society...

    • Harvard University Information Session

      Event Sep 20 '16 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Director Craig Harwood will be at Harvard University for an information session on September 20, 2016. The session will be from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in the Dudley House Graduate Student Lounge, Lehman Hall...

    • Princeton University Information Session

      Event Oct 05 '16 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      Director Craig Harwood will be at Princeton University for an information session on October 5, 2016. The session will be from 4:30 - 6:00 pm in Room 330, 36 University Place. Learn more here: https:...

    • Katherine Karmen Trujillo

      Fellow

      Born in South Central Los Angeles, Katherine is the daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Honduras. Katherine’s mother, a refugee from El Salvador, and her father, an economic migrant, sacrificed...

    • PD Soros Webinar Information Session

      Event Sep 13 '17 3:00 pm

      Interested in applying to The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans? Join the administrative staff for an overview of what the Fellowship is, how the Fellowship can help you, and what is...

    • Asmaa Elsayed

      Fellow

      By the time she became a United States citizen, Asmaa had attended over eleven schools in four countries, including Libya, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The disruption in her education was not an oddity to...

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