Shiyue Cui is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at University at Buffalo, where she researches international migration and immigrant integration as a cultural process. Her study focuses on how migrants make sense of their journey and navigate the urban space in their destination cities. Her project, “From There to Here: Refugee Experiences in Buffalo, New York,” utilizes in-depth interviews, oral history, and photography documentaries to explore the social meanings of refugees’ everyday lives. The project reflects their perceptions of their journey, cultural heritages, and values. It will also shed light on how refugees play an active role in shaping the local culture and social activities.