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'I Will Never Take What I Got Here For Granted': Austinite Iba Thiam On Immigrating To The U.S.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon
Iba Thiam is an actor and chef who emigrated from Senegal to the U.S. and has been living in Austin for 14 years..

We're celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month by highlighting people who have moved to Austin from all over the world.

Iba Thiam, an actor and chef, was born in Senegal and came to Austin 14 years ago. He says he realized America was going to be his home when he started having kids.

He tells KUT what he misses about Senegal and what he appreciates about being in America:

We want to hear your immigration story! Tell us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #ATXImmigrants.

Matt Largey is the Projects Editor at KUT. That means doing a little bit of everything: editing reporters, producing podcasts, reporting, training, producing live events and always being on the lookout for things that make his ears perk up. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mattlargey.