Abdulrahman Bindamnan is a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota and an ICGC scholar at the Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change. He earned both a BA (Psychology and Religion) at the University of Miami and an MSEd (Education and International Development) at the University of Pennsylvania. His research investigates what he calls the Zero-Generation Students. They immigrate to the U.S. from environments affected by violence, poverty, and trauma. They must build foundational linguistic and cultural skills from the ground up, often with little support from colleges and universities. They often live with a precarious immigration status, and all too often face blatant discrimination. His writing has appeared in The Minnesota Daily, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Orientalist Express, MinnPost, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.