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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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    • Katherine Karmen Trujillo

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      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...

    • Asmaa Elsayed

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      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...

    • Arash Fereydooni

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      Frustrated by life in an internationally isolated country with limited educational opportunities, Arash moved from Shiraz, Iran to the United States when he was a junior in high school. While still...

    • Yuri Boguinia

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      Growing up near Boulder, Colorado, Yuri would improvise songs, sometimes singing for hours. For him, music was the essence of life. Born in Stavropol, Russia, Yuri and his younger brother Vladislav...

    • Thomas Ort

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      Thomas Ort is Associate Professor of modern European history and Director of the Honors in the Social Sciences Program at Queens College. Thomas was born in New York City shortly after his parents...

    • Amin Aalipour

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      Raised in Southern California, Amin Aalipour is the son of Iranian Muslim immigrants who came to the United States in pursuit of higher education. Inspired by his parents’ struggles with financial...

    • Emi Ferguson

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      Hailed by critics for her "tonal bloom" and "hauntingly beautiful performances," English-American flutist Emi Ferguson is a performer who stretches the boundaries of what is expected of modern-day...

    • Alexander Chen

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      Alexander was born in Colorado, the son of Chinese immigrants. Having lived under Mao Zedong's authoritarian rule, his parents encouraged Alexander to follow his dreams, and he studied English...

    • Med School Student: Military Service Helped Me Escape Poverty

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    • Aadel Chaudhuri Wins American Society of Cancer Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award

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