13 years old. 

Memi is a strong-willed individual who loves children and hopes to become a pediatrician. She adores playing soccer and spending time with friends. Creativity comes naturally to her, and she is great at inventing games for her classmates to play together. Like many of her 100cameras peers, she has had a difficult past. She carries memories of severe violence caused by religious turmoil in her home country. Her father left Ethiopia and spent five years in the United States before he was able to finally bring his family. Memi is a prolific and diverse young artist. She is an explorer who loves to playfully experiment with photography. Many photographers end up settling on a particular subject or style, but not Memi. With an open mind, she approaches her world’s smallest details and widest landscapes as if they were in one big playground for her to explore.