Eyob Gebrezgabiher is a returning RISE AmeriCorps Member, serving with EMBARC in Des Moines.
Eyob was born in Eritrea before moving to Ethiopia at age nine as a refugee. Eight years ago, he resettled in the United States. He now fluently speaks Tigrinya, Amharic and English.
Eyob is currently studying political science at the University of Northern Iowa with the goal of working in politics or with immigrants and refugees.
As a RISE AmeriCorps Member, Eyob hopes to help fellow refugees navigate resources so their new life in the U.S. is less difficult.
“The impact that I would like to make during my AmeriCorps term is I want the Eritrean community to know that there are so many resources that they can use.”