Season 1, Episode 2: Nirel Lougbo, Ivorian and American roots
In this episode, Julianna talks to Nirel Lougbo, a student-athete at Marquette University in Wisconsin. “I was born in America but raised African. I got to experience both cultures at the same time.”
Her parents are from the Ivory Coast, though they met in the U.S. Listen in to hear how Nirel melds and experiences both cultures, and what “home” means to her.
One expert tells Julianna ‘Scattered’ people can serve as bridge-builders across cultures.
Julianna Okosun is creator and host of Scattered, a podcast about young adults and international students in the U.S., and how their background has shaped their lives. Born and raised in Copenhagen, Julianna is a student at Marquette University in Wisconsin.