The Academy for New Americans - Class of 2018

The Academy for New Americans - Class of 2018 - Group Photo

Learn more about the inaugural class and participants of the 2018 class:

Adil Kadhim

Adil Kadhim

Country of Origin: Iraq

Number of Years in the U.S.: 4 Year

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 Year

Languages Spoken: Arabic and English

Analis Bajer

Analis Bajer

Country of Origin: Argentina

Number of Year in the U.S.: 1 Year

Number of Years in Bowling Green: ~ 5 months

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Aungkyaw San

Aungkyaw San

Country of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the U.S.: 3 Years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1.5 Years

Ban Almusawi

Ban Almusawi

Country of Origin: Iraq

Number of Years in the U.S.: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Dheyaa Kamaluldeen

Dheyaa Kamaluldeen

Country of Origin: Iraq

Number of Years in the U.S.: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Languages Spoken: Arabic and English

Gisele G. De Oliveira

Gisele G. De Oliveira

Country of Origin: Brazil

Number of Years in the U.S.: 3 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1 years

Languages Spoken: Portuguese and English

Kamal Hussein

Kamal Hussein

Country of Origin: Iraq

Number of Years in the U.S.: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green:

Languages Spoken: Arabic English

Kanae Tabata

Kanae Tabata

Country of Origin: Japan

Number of Years in the U.S.: ~1 year

Number of Years in Bowling Green: ~ 1 year

Languages Spoken: Japanese and English

Karina Zamarron

Karina Zamarron

Country of Origin: Mexico

Number of Years in the U.S.: 2 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 2 years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Ketty Kisula

Ketty Kisula

Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo

Number of Years in the U.S.: 5 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 5 years

Languages Spoken: French / Swahili / Lingala / English

Lebon Dauda

Lebon Dauda

Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo

Number of Years in the U.S.: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Languages Spoken: Swahili / French / Kirundi / English

Lisandra Geraldino

Lisandra Geraldino

Country of Origin: Brazil

Number of Years in the U.S.: 1 year

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1 year

Languages Spoken: Portuguese and English

Lisette Cruz de Ardila

Lisette Cruz de Ardila

Country of Origin: Venezuela

Number of Years in the U.S.: 2 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 2 years

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Ma Wa

Ma Wa

Country of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the U.S.: 10 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 10 years

Languages Spoken: Burmese, Karen, English

Mohammad Jawid

Mohammad Jawid

Country of Origin: Afghanistan

Number of Years in the U.S.: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Languages Spoken: Persian/Pashto/Urdo/Farsi/English

Msambya Joseph

Msambya Joseph

Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo

Number of Years in the U.S.: 5 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 3.5 years

Languages Spoken: Swahili / Kibembe / French / English

Mung Tuang

Mung Tuang

Country of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the U.S.: 9 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 6 months

Languages Spoken: Burmese and English

Nian Mang

Nian Mang

Country of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the U.S.: 9 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 3 years

Languages Spoken: Zo / Burmese / English

Niang San

Niang San

Country of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the U.S.: 1.5 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1.5 years

Languages Spoken: Zomi and English

Nwe Shwe

Nwe Shwe

Country of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the U.S.: 3 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1.5 years

Languages Spoken: Burmese / English

Nyabenda Grace

Nyabenda Grace

Country of Origin: Burundi

Number of Years in the U.S.: 10 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 3 years

Languages Spoken: Kirundi / Swahili

Phuong Luu

Phuong Luu

Country of Origin: Vietnam

Number of Years in the U.S.: 1 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1 years

Languages Spoken: Vietnamese and English

Ruriko Hotogi

Ruriko Hotogi

Country of Origin: Japan

Number of Years in the U.S.: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Languages Spoken: Japanese / English

Sadia Abukar

Sadia Abukar

Country of Origin: Somalia

Number of Years in the U.S.: 1.5 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1.5 years

Languages Spoken: Somalia / English

Shenny Villagran

Shenny Villagran

Country of Origin: Guatemala

Number of Years in the U.S.: 27 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Languages Spoken: Spanish / English

Yae Klan

Yae Klan

Country of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the U.S.: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Languages Spoken: Burmese / English

Yahye Mohammed Muse

Yahye Mohammed Muse

Country of Origin: Somalia

Number of Years in the U.S.: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Languages Spoken: Somali / English

Yassine Tourabi

Yassine Tourabi

Country of Origin: Morocco

Number of Years in the U.S.: 1 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1 years

Languages Spoken: English / French / Spanish /Arabic/Berber

Zlatica Goldie Brekalo

Zlatica “Goldie” Brekalo

Country of Origin: Bosnia

Number of Years in the U.S.: 12 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 12 years

Languages Spoken: Bosnian / English

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