Arif is from Mauritania. He went on a long journey of multiple weeks and going through Latin America starting from Colombia all the way to Mexico to get to the U.S. This young man is very smart and very ambitious. He wants to help his brother come to the U.S. and help him get a better life than the one they had in their home country. He also wants to eventually, after completing his education and going through all the necessary steps to become more independent, become a civil engineer.