PERSONAL STORIES OF MIGRATION PANELISTS- EMNET HABEBO
Emnet Habebo was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her life has changed dramatically in the past ten years; she no longer lives in the same country or speaks the same language. Growing up her parents did everything to their ability to help her gain the best education available. However, the education Emnet’s parents envisioned was not available in Ethiopia and they decided to move to the United States. When arriving to the United States, Emnetdid not know any English. By the time she was in high school Emnet was able to speak and write in English and improve my grades. She went to community college for two years before she transferred to UCLA with International Development Major. Emnet is currently planning to go to graduate school for Public Health with a concentration in Global Health. Her longterm career plan includes to work with World Health Organization in improving treatment and prevention services for chronic illnesses in developing countries.