"I am from Somalia, a beautiful country in the Horn of Africa, but a not-so-peaceful one. I was born during the civil war that started in 1991, and after many years of unsettling situations, I ended up moving to Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, as more than half a million other Somalis did.
"I came to the United States as a refugee eight years ago. Now, I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, the heart of the Hoosier State. It was Indianapolis that welcomed me eight years ago as a refugee from the world’s largest refugee camp, and it’s Indiana that has accepted me, educated me, employed me, and opened many doors of opportunity for me and I am forever grateful."
What Mohamed loves most about Indianapolis: "The Hoosier hospitality that I received upon my arrival and continue to receive from my fellows Hoosiers every day has to be my favorite thing. But I also enjoy running, hiking, and volunteering at local community organizations."