Alana Murphy is biking across the United States with a mission. In every state her wheels take her, she meets refugees who have trekked thousands of miles to reach their goals. When she stopped in Pennsylvania, Alana met many refugees resettled by HIAS PA who lived in Philadelphia and were willing to share their experiences.
Merhawi for example, is from Ethiopia but has been in the U.S. for 5 years now. To him, "being American is, like I think of it as having this limitless capability to not only improve yourself but also the people that you have left behind."