PERSONAL STORIES OF MIGRATION PANELIST- GEORGE NJOROGE
George Njoroge was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. He immigrated to the United States in 1997 as a thirteen year old to reside with his mother in Arlington, Texas, who left Kenya in 1989. He is presently an MA student in African Studies at UCLA and an ex-facebook addict. Prior to UCLA, he got his B.A in International Affairs (much to his mother’s chagrin) from Florida State University and a MA in History from the University of Florida. Despite his Kenyan roots, he has a strong aversion for long distance running. He spends most of his free time thinking about satirizing the life of African migrants in the mold of South Park. During his tenure in Los Angeles, he has auditioned-without success-as the token African extra on a variety of T.V Shows. He is also terribly disappointed that he has yet to meet his name sake George Clooney while in Los Angeles and the only celebrities he has met were Lil Romeo and Lil Bow Bow; who, he thought, were actually shorter than their names suggested. Like most sensible continental and disaporic Africans, he dedicates his weekends to being an Arsenal fan-who harbors a deep-seated dislike for Manchester United.