City of Residence: Levittown, Pennsylvania
Country of origin: Liberia
Arrival in the U.S.: 1999
Mr. Joseph Sackor was two months away from graduating college when war broke out in Liberia and he and his family were forced to flee to neighboring Guinea. Before being resettled, Mr. Sackor served as the president of Liberia Refugee Students organization in Guinea, which provided support to UNHCR refugee schools in the early 1990s. He was resettled to the United States in 1999, and earned his GED shortly after. Mr. Sackor went on to earn a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems and International Business from Temple University, and a Dual Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems and Public Administration from Devry University. He currently lives in Levittown, Pennsylvania where he works as a senior systems analyst. Mr. Sackor is most proud of contributing to his community by organizing two medical mission trips to Liberia that brought in nearly $6 million worth of medication and medical supplies to the country combined.
Word for U.S.: Blessed.