Hussein Abdi is an Entomologist by profession but chose to work in a different field after realizing the importance of helping refugees arriving with a lack of skills and language barriers. Hussein, who was himself a refugee, knows well the barriers refugees face and what they strive to achieve immediately after arriving in the U.S.
He enjoys working with refugees and is proud to work at the Institute. He devotes his time and energy to helping others. What motivates him to do his job is his deep knowledge and connection with the immigrant population. He always reminds himself to be kind and helpful to others.