Feefelobari is a Nigerian civil war refugee. Her village was systematically exterminated to wipe out her tribal race from their oil rich lands. Her family went into hiding and then fled to a refugee camp where living conditions were horrific. She had no formal schooling until age 8, when a relief agency helped her family move to the U.S. She felt very isolated at school, alone and in a strange new place. With perseverance and determination she thrived, graduating in the top 5% of her class and contributing extensive community service. She is the first female ever in her family to graduate from school and the first female to attend college. She is pursuing a degree in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.