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Born in exile in Gambella, Ethiopia, Nyamal Tutdeal is South Sudanese. She is an immigrant and came to the United States with her family in 1996; they were resettled in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Nyamal graduated with a degree in Human Relations at Doane College in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has been a very active member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Women League as well as the SPLM Youth League, and is co-founder of the NGO Nyaeden Foundation, which provides basic survival items to women and girls in refugee camps throughout Africa. Nyamal has recently moved to Pennsylvania where she plans to continue her education at Arcadia University by pursuing a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.