Danielle Motindabeka is 19-years-old and has been reporting with Radio Rookies for the past two years. Danielle immigrated to the US from the Congo when she was 13, learned English (her third language) and recently graduated from high school. She is looking forward to attending college, hopefully somewhere outside of New York City.
Danielle Motindabeka appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the last test she needed is one she's failed three times.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Radio Rookies hosted a surprise "graduation" ceremony for 2014 high school graduate Danielle Motindabeka at WNYC. Current and past Radio Rookies from as far back as 2004 came to celebrate along with New York Public Radio staff.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States - she has learned English, made a home here and is trying very hard to graduate high school. And the last test she needs is one she's failed three times already.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Danielle was 13-years-old when she left her home and her mother in the Congo. She came to New York hoping to pursue the American dream, but she wound up living in a shelter. Hear why Danielle keeps the truth about her life in America to herself - even though it means lying to her mother.