City of Residence: St. Louis, Missouri
Country of origin: Bhutan
Arrival in the U.S.: 2010
Mr. Jagat Acharya is a recently-resettled refugee who was forced to flee Bhutan when his family was targeted by the Bhutanese police. Mr. Acharya came to the United States in 2010 and currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where he is a program coordinator at Bilingual International Assistant Services. Mr. Acharya earned a Master’s Degree in social work from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis. He is most proud of contributing to his community by starting a language class for immigrant children.
Word for US: Freedom