Our Stories: Georges, Scholar (2015)

Georges is a refugee from Cameroon whose family fled because of his father’s membership in the country’s opposition party.  While his father was in a conference in the United States, his mother was stabbed.  In less than two years in the United States, he took several AP classes, including AP Literature, and became captain of his of his high school tennis team. He is studying actuarial science at Temple University.

In 2015, Georges was featured on WAMU’s Beating the Odds series after Esperanza alerted reporter Kavitha Cardoza to his amazing story.