My name is Beteal Mahari and I will be representing the strikingly beautiful country of Eritrea which means the Red Sea.
Platform: to supporting and empowering orphan children in Africa and all over the world, as I believe children are our future empowering them is to empower our world of a better future for our next generation.
Hobbies: is to dance, poetry, Muay Thai boxing, singing,volunteer work, traveling,adventure and acting
I Was born In Kenya, Nairobi form my Eritrean parents and currently residing in Oakland, CA.
I reflect a varied personality including ambition, and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. I am also a well determined and vigorous individual, yet pleasantly calm. I encourage fighting for what you desire and believe in, and doing it through God because nothing great comes easy and with God everything and anything is possible, I was fortunate enough to work with one of the prestigious Airlines in the world, Emirates airlines in Dubai UAE as a flight attendant for almost 4yrs Globe trotting and learning about new cultures, has opened my mind and my eyes in the beauty of this world and how our differences and uniqueness can bring us together for one common goal.
I am currently working as a procedural scheduler at Summit hospital and studying Nursing at Merritt College, motivated by my love for learning and succeeding as I strive to become an outstanding and successful woman in today’s society. With the definitive goal of becoming a professional nurse practitioner, and one day open an orphanage for little kids back home , I am also currently doing my Acting classes in Improvisational techniques for the love of art. During my spare time I volunteer with the Red Cross, Locally, I am involved in keeping our culture alive and as a role model; creating avenues for young individuals like me, which fosters the establishment and development of their talents that can ultimately benefit our society.
Apart from the above, I have kept a keen interest in theater and enjoy reading, writing short stories and poetry, and most importantly spending time with my loved ones.
The Bible is the book I spend most time reading, but science fictional stories are more appealing to my imagination. I don’t have a favourite writer; however, I have had the pleasure to bask in the creativity of Authors such as Dan Brown; who is known for his famous Da Vinci Code, and Jules Verne; Author of Journey to the Centre of
A five year forecast of my life includes me having completed my Bachelors degree as a Nurse Practitioner In addition, I envisage myself as a Miss Africa Bay Area 2017 Pageant contestant at one of the most prestigious pageants; and wish to continue my contributions as a local cultural activist and role model, through the medium of arts and culture as well as my medical skill sets.