Jephta Uaravaera Nguherimo was born in the village of Okanjokomukona, Namibia, in 1963. He was a political refugee during Namibia’s colonial Apartheid era. In 1987, he was awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Bishop Desmond Tutu Scholarship Fund to study at the University of Rochester, NY, where he earned a B.S. in Philosophy and International Political Economy. In 1997, he earned an M.S. in Labor Studies from University of Massachusetts-Amherst. An accomplished labor negotiator and activist, he is the co-founder of the OvaHerero, Ovambanderu and Nama Genocide Institute and the author of a book of poetry, unBuried-unMarked: The Untold Namibian Story of the Victims of German Genocide between 1904 -1908. He resides in Kensington, Maryland, USA.