Hubert Methode Matumaini was born in Bujumbura, Burundi. He now lives in Dayton, Ohio where he works for the Dayton Public School system as a refugee outreach and Welcome Center coordinator. Originally trained in construction, his focus now is education and social services. He has a true passion to help refugees and immigrants integrate into American society and our education system. He speaks several African languages as well as French and English which allows him to facilitate communication between people of different cultures. His other passion is bande dessinée (graphic novel) and his dream is to produce an animated film.