Joel emigrated from Haiti in 2016 to join his parents, sister and brother who had already begun a new life in this country. Joel credits The Immigrant Learning Center for not only teaching him the English language, but also for giving him the opportunity to thrive in this new country. He will be starting a new job as a cook at the Waterfront Restaurant at Encore when they open on June 23, 2019. Joel enjoys reading nonfiction books and learning about other people’s lives. He also listens to a myriad of music genres including Rhythm and Blues and Zouk, a musical style originating in the Caribbean islands.