I originated from Nigeria which is a federal republic in west Africa. Geographically, it is located in western Africa on gulf of Guinea and has a total areas of 923, 768 km/square and which makes it the world’s 32nd largest country and this is about twice of size of the US state of California.  It has 36 states, one Federal Capital Territory which are sub-divided into 774 local government area and aggregated into six geopolitical zones which are North-Central, south-east, south-south and south-west.  My family ancestry hails from the south-west in Nigeria specifically from the largest city known as Ibadan. Coming to Virginia Tech for my masters program and seeing students of diverse backgrounds like me makes me feel welcome into the community.