Bandak Lam Lul is a former refugee from South Sudan (the then Sudan) who spent 14 years of his life living in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. In 2006, he was granted a refugee status to the United States, host city Phoenix, AZ. Lul is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Justice & Human Rights, and holds a concurrent degree in BA in Political Science and BA in Sociology. He is currently a research assistant for ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR). He is also an advocate for the displaced persons and a human rights activist. Lul has used his time away from school volunteering at non-profit organizations working to assist refugees and immigrants at large. He represents the state of Arizona at the LIRS Academy, hosted by the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) and serves in leadership roles for South Sudanese youth in Arizona.