Jorgo Birri was born and raised in Western Ethiopia in the small village of Shogo near Dembi Dollo. After high school, he earned his degree in public health nursing and worked in different health facilities throughout Ethiopia. Along with his wife and three year-old son, Jorgo came to the US in 2008 to make a better life for his family. He obtained his nursing license in Washington State and is currently a practicing nurse. Jorgo enjoys spending time with his family, now with three children, and his nursing career where he helps people in need.