What is your background?: I come from a big family. I have eight siblings: six brothers and two sisters. I’m fifth in the family. I moved to the United States from Tanzania in 2018. Originally, I moved to Wichita, Kansas, where I got my high school diploma.
What brought you to Kirkwood and why?: One of my teachers in Wichita helped me to find a good college in Cedar Rapids, because my family was planning to move there. The teacher’s name was Miss Nikki. Kirkwood has a good Nursing program, and you can apply for scholarships. She helped me get matched to scholarships. I couldn’t wait to start writing my essay, which I started when I was in high school. This semester I became on of the first recipients of the Linn County Adastra Scholarship.
What is your program of study and what interests you about it?: My program of study is Nursing. I like helping people from different countries, especially people who are sick. Also, I get to meet more people. I want to be a travel nurse to get to meet more people from different cultures and help them to get better.
Are you involved in anything on or off of campus?: On Sundays, I go to church and sing at the New Apostolic Church in Cedar Rapids. I’m also working in a work-study position in the Global Learning office.
What do you do for fun?: I watch movies. I like to watch Nigerian movies because they are fun. I also enjoy helping my siblings read their books. The children’s books they get from the school library are so fun and I like to read them in different voices.
Where do you see yourself in five years?: I see myself as a registered nurse at a hospital, where I can help people, make them laugh, and save lives.