New Faces of Westchester

Like generations that preceded them, many of today’s County residents were not born and raised in the United States. Many immigrated to Westchester, or to various places in the US en route to Westchester, from other countries in search of a better life—more freedom, more opportunities, less persecution
and oppression. 

We wanted to hear—and share—the stories of some of these residents. Though their stories are each very different, they all have one thing in common: perseverance. Many of these people faced daunting challenges, and none of them stopped pursuing their dreams. As our representative from Albania so eloquently put it, “While American-born professionals can simply walk to their destination, we have to run in order to hopefully get there at the same time. But once you start running, there is no stopping.”

Jagdish Mitter
India

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Flordeamerica Contreras
Domincan Republic

Alain Rwabukamba
Rwanda

Claudia Castañeda
Columbia

Altin Batska
Albania

Alberto Alvarez
Mexico

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Nathalia Bernardo
Brazil

Fabiana Chiu
Peru

Elise Caraveo
France

Phillip Kermanshahchi
Iran

Nataliya Kisseleva
Ukraine

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Takeshi Asai
Japan

 

Rosemarie Stewart
Jamaica

 

 

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

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Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

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