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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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    • Evgeniya Kim

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      Evgeniya’s heritage lies in four generations of border crossings. Born in what is now North Korea, Evgeniya’s ancestors moved to Russia’s Far East in search of a better life. Falling victim to...

    • Allen Lin

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      Allen developed an interest in networks from an early age. He remembers spreading open a New York City subway map on the kitchen floor of his childhood home and searching for all of the different...

    • Ismael Loera Fernandez

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      At the age of eleven, Ismael’s life was turned upside down when his family moved from Tamaulipas, Mexico to Houston, Texas. The move was sudden; Ismael never got to say goodbye to his friends, nor...

    • Paras Singh Minhas

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       Paras would like to curtail the alarming rate at which neurodegenerative disorders are increasing across the globe. By finding novel research strategies and investigating the political and...

    • Polina Nazaykinskaya

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        Born in Togliatti, an industrial city on the Volga River in Russia, Polina was surrounded by music growing up. Polina’s mother often recalls when, at just two years old, Polina reached for the...

    • Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo

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      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

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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...

    • Raeuf Roushangar

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      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

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      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

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      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...

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