Monday, April 13, 2020
Grad student lends language, public health skills to community
Falah Rashoka is well-versed at overcoming obstacles, and he’s ready to help combat COVID-19, too, through volunteer efforts with local health departments.
Rashoka came to Lincoln as a Yezidi refugee from Iraq in 2016. He is a first-generation college student. Iraq’s government hadn’t allowed minorities to attend school, so his parents never received a formal education.
“After I moved here, I was working and at the same time studying 10 to 12 hours a day, seven days a week, to complete admission requirements to UNL,” Rashoka said.