Pook Carson, Ph.D.
Pook Carson has spent the last fourteen years helping people from a wide variety of backgrounds lift themselves up as a Professor of Business Management at Salt Lake Community College and an Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Utah. Prior to returning to Salt Lake City, Pook was on the Business faculty at the State University of New York.
Silvia Araoz grew up in Lima, Peru. She came to the United States in 2013 and graduated in Legal Studies. She serves as Executive Director at Everywhere Hope.
Silvia is currently working at Salt Lake Community College and is involved in different organizations helping immigrants to become American citizens.
She enjoys spending time with her son and family and is very passionate about helping disadvantaged people with language and cultural barriers, looking for social justice, equal opportunities, and access to education.
Zeyad Al Mafraji
Zeyad Al Mafraji, had Bachelor degree on business management from Iraq, Certificate of Accounting Clerk from Salt Lake Community College, Case management certificate from University of Utah, Leadership training Certificate from Salt Lake Community College, Married and has four children, two sons and two girls, and four grandchildren, he came to USA, Utah as refugee after he and his family had threatened in Iraq.
Tien Pham came to the United States as a refugee in 1981 after living for two and a half years in a refugee camp in Thailand. He resettled in Utah, growing up in Holliday and graduating from Olympus High School. After serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Anaheim, California, he graduated from Brigham Young University, Hawaii.