Oana Popa, an American born in Romania, came to the U.S.A. in 2001, when she was 19. She is a business-owner and entrepreneur of fair trade handmade earrings. As an immigrant, she shared with Karibu News her long road to realizing her dreams in America.
The ONA serves an important, but sometimes confusing role in supporting the city’s growing refugee and immigrant community. To discuss and clarify what the Office does—and doesn’t— do, we spoke with ONA Director Jessica Lazarin.