Linh Ta’s family came to America in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. On their journey to America, her parents had to sell valuable possessions including jewelry to purchase food.
Michela DiTommaso is from Italy. She came to the U.S. in 1954 with her family. Today she teaches ESL to new immigrants.
Rohini Mulchandani is from India, she works as a food scientist and product developer. In Columbus she is known as the Chutney Lady.
Silvia Graves is German and African-American. Her ancestors hail from Germany, Austria and the southeast United States.
Trhase Woldeab came to Columbus from the African country Eritrea.