About Us | Our Staff

Tefera Alemayehu is born and raised in Ethiopia and moved to the United States of America in the year 2008.

He is the Founder and Executive Director of Network of Family Service Professionals Inc. Tefera is a graduate of Kotebe college of Teachers Education,Addis Ababa University and Strayer University here in Washington, District of Columbia.

He holds a Masters degree in Project Management, Bachelor’s degree in Sociology & Social Anthropology and  Associate Degree in History & Geography.

He works with Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant since its conception.

Zewdi Reda is the former Miss Ethiopia USA 2001. She was born in Ethiopia and grew up in California since 1990.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications. She is the founder of Have Hope Foundation, where she helps HIV orphaned children in Ethiopia. She has helped 540 kids thus far.

Zewdi is currently a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. She has done numerous fashion shows as well as her own Miss Ethiopia pageant in 2012, where she crowned Samrawit Asfaw.

Sofia Bushen is originally from the land of 12 months of sunshine, Ethiopia.  She moved to the United States at the age of 19.  She is a former Miss Ethiopia 2010 for Miss Africa USA 2010/11. She is a Medical Coder Consultant at UASI. Sofia pursued her Bachelor’s Degree at Tennessee State University majoring in Health Information Management and minor in Business. Additionally, she is a certified Zumba instructor and a Certified Coach of 8 to Great process for positive life change. Currently she assists the Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant as Office Administrator and Pageant Consultant

Matt Andrea is a photographer living in Washington, DC. He first visited Ethiopia in December 2006, and has returned six times since then and taken thousands of pictures there. He visited Ethiopia most recently in September-November 2015. Matt is passionate about photography and Ethiopia. His goal is to show through his photos the amazing beauty of Ethiopia and the diversity and richness of its people and culture. In addition to travel photography, Matt has done extensive photo shoots for models in the US and Ethiopia. The photos of Ethiopia displayed on this website were previously shown at the Ethiopian Embassy in conjunction with the annual Passport DC events, sponsored by DC Cultural Tourism; the World of Montgomery Festival and Ethiopian International Food Day. Matt will be the official photographer for the Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant 2016 and will be in charge of media relation.

Samrawit Asfaw was born and raised in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. After finishing high school .

She studied Marketing Management at Unity University and Culinary Arts (French and Italian cuisine) at Global Culinary and Ethiopian Tourism Institute.

 Currently Samrawit Asfaw is a pre-med Student with honors. She is

Winner of Miss Ethiopia Bay Area 2012, Samrawit is fluent in Amharic, English and Tigrigna

and moderate in French, American Sign Language and Oromigna language. The beauty contest was organized to help kids in Ethiopia by Mela Entertainment and Ethio Village Foundation.  She was also a part of "Seven Moons” movie directed by John Kim.

Anteneh G. Edae  was born and raised in Addis Ababa. He moved to the US 2 years ago. He pursued his Associate of Science Degree  and grduated honors from Unity University majoring in Marketing and Salesmanship. Additionally he got his Associate of Science  in electronics from NECAT college of technology.

He worked with two big star airlines, Ethiopian airlines and Lufthansa as a Lead Customer Service Agent. Despite the short period of time he lived in the US he is energetic and diligently works to accomplish his dream to become an Enterprurner in promotion and entertainment business.  He assists the Miss Ethiopia USA as Promotion Manager.

Benson Asamoa was born in Accra Ghana and after high school, had his first advertising company  FINELINE MEDIA at a very young age. He studied at South London where he pursued a degree in Graphic and Advertising.

He migrated to the United States  and has worked as graphic designer for major advertising firms in Europe, Asia, Africa  and America.

Currently the CEO of Bizare Graphix, he was the web designer for Miss Ghana Tourism, USA and also building his brand "Opatah" an authentic African clothing line. His dream is to make "Opatah" a household name in North America .He is the web designer of Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant, 2016.