Immigrants have unique needs.
Frederick is moving in the right direction,
but not fast enough.
Yewande Sofolahan Oladeinde was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1985. She speaks fluent English, Nigeria’s official language. Her parents valued education, and she came to the U.S. in 2003 to attend East Stroudsburg University. This was the first time she felt “different.”
Yewande earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and completed her graduate studies in Behavioral Health at Penn State. She met her husband in Baltimore in 2007. Due to his internship at the National Cancer Institute, they fell in love with Frederick and moved here in 2013.
They have two boys, and she is a research analyst for the federal government in Baltimore. Frederick is very welcoming, but she worries about mothers who don’t have the resources and cannot speak English.