(HART) — Roza Magomedova and her husband, Sharip Asuev, immigrated to the U.S. from the Chechen Republic of Russia one year ago, ultimately settling in Santa Clarita.
Not unlike most valley residents, they came in search of a quality education for their two children: a son who attends North Park Elementary, and a daughter currently attending Rio Norte Junior High School.
Roza and Sharip also took advantage of continuing their education by enrolling in English as a Second Language classes at Golden Oak Adult School.
The couple view mastering the English language as vital to their assimilation in America, and as a practicing cardiologist in Russia, Roza knew that proficiency was critical in assisting American doctors in diagnosing and treating her husband’s heart condition.
Sharip is a journalist who worked for both Tass, the official news agency of the former Soviet Union, and Radio Free Europe in the Czech Republic.
Eventually the couple hopes to start their own business utilizing Sharip’s extensive background in journalism and broadcasting.