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Rosalind and Lorelei (Romania)

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  Born in Bucharest, Romania | As twin sisters born into a very close and highly educated family, Rosalind and Lorelei grew up surrounded by love, happiness, and strong family values. They left their Romania soon after completing their first postgraduate degrees with the desire to continue their education and to establish a new life…

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Beni (Rwanda)

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  Born in Kigali, Rwanda | Beni had to flee from Rwanda to Burundi at the age of 12 because of civil war and genocide. She explains how her family was fortunate enough to get away from the atrocities. Her parents then returned to Kigali while she stayed on in Burundi with her grandparents. In…

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Lorena (Ecuador)

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  Born in Cuenca, Ecuador | For Lorena, the move to Canada was both an exciting opportunity and a great challenge. After coming here, first to vacation, then to study, she finally stayed hoping for new experiences and wanting to expand her comfort zone. In Ecuador Lorena grew up around an “extremely conservative and patriarchal…

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