These interviews concentrate on Jama Mohamed’s working at the United Women of East African center. Jama was born on January 1, 1987, in Mogadishu, Somalia but currently resides in City Heights, San Diego. He was forced to refuge from his country at the age of three and lived in a refugee camp for seven years before coming to the United States. In the interview, Jama speaks about some of the work he does at United Women of East Africa. He is committed to helping youth with mental illness issues and is motivated to help people in his community. Lastly, Jama speaks about what it means to be a Muslim and why religion is very meaningful to him.
Jama is an inspiring individual who is passionate about helping underserved/underrepresented people in his community. His goal is to continue his education at San Diego State University to earn a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, with a Concentration Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC).