WE ARE: A Nation of Immigrants - New Haven 2018
The Participants


Mame Marie


Portrait Location: 
New Haven Green A4

Current occupation: Hairdresser

Arrival in the US: N/A

Reason for migration: To obtain a better life for myself.

Commentary: I graduated from college in Senegal and got my degree in banking.  I was working for a bank but got the opportunity to come to the United States to make a better life for myself.  I had to make a living once I got here so I learned how to do hair and I love doing it.  And I help a lot of people.  Sometimes kids don’t have enough money to get their hair done so I do it for them for free.  I love to do that.  I’m really happy being here.