Tecle came to Boise just under 7 years ago from Ethiopia with some serious goals and a passion for public service. Tecle is a community leader and volunteers tirelessly to make our city safer and more welcoming for all.

About the speaker

Tecle Gebremicheal is currently studying for a B.S. in Political Science at Boise State University and serves as a Petroleum Supply Specialist in the United States Army Reserves. Only six years ago, Tecle came to the U.S.A from Ethiopia with nothing but a couple pairs of shoes (for running and soccer cleats), an empty pocket, and the full of hope that America might have everything a refugee would seek in life.

He is passionate about public service and works tirelessly for every resident in Boise’s community to make this a safer, more livable city for all. Tecle believes that refugee status has to end in order for one to start being part of a community.

Even though the name refugee sticks forever, his hard work, determination and resilience have made him a self-supporting citizen. As he hoped, America didn’t fail him. However, it has taken time and determination to accomplish career and educational success. Get excited for his talk!

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