After leaving Peru with his family, Richard Zavaleta never imagined he would work as a professional again. Now, he uses his business skills to help other new Americans achieve self-sufficiency and make Boise a better place.
Nameer Al Rubaye is no stranger to dangerous situations – he has catalogued many in the course of his work as a cinematographer filming live in conflict zones and photographing war related events in his home country, Iraq.
Orlando Silva is a computer systems engineer from Diriamba, Nicaragua, where he owned and operated a computer repair and maintenance company and worked as the systems administrator at an Internet café.
Serpil Rawson left Turkey as a successful, educated financial professional and arrived in Boise knowing nobody, with the exception of her husband, and with little credibility as someone who was employable.
Reclaiming Careers for Skilled Immigrants and Refugees, Retaining Talent for Idaho
Every year, hundreds of new Americans leave everything behind, arriving in Idaho with advanced degrees, English language skills and successful but interrupted careers – as engineers, doctors, nurses, teachers, accountants, and scientists. Read More