Mr. Korika was born in war-torn Nuba (aka South Kordofan State, Sudan) and relocated to the United States in 1999 as a Sudanese refugee to escape the persecution and warfare. He has studied in Sudan, Egypt, and the US. After moving to the US, Mr. Korika participated in a Maine statewide organization leadership training as part of a refugee initiative before studying Advanced Leadership and Politics at Husson College and Engineering at University of Southern Maine. In 2006 he started his first business with investment properties and his second business in 2019. He supports his family in the US and back home. Mr. Korika’s active advocacy for the people of Nuba and Sudan and his personal knowledge of the region make him a valuable advisor for PEJ.