How My Struggle as a Refugee Shaped My Life and Work
I graduated from Columbia with a Master’s in Social Work in 2008, and I’m currently the owner of Growing Kind Minds, a private practice and community resource in Queens, New York, and a professor at the Columbia School of Social Work. When I was around 5, my family and I arrived in the US. But before we arrived, it was a bit of a journey which at that time felt normal. We came from Russia where I think my parents loved living, but at a certain time when we were very young, there was a lot of anti-Semitism that my mother and father described.