Muluwerk Hale currently lives in Ogden, Utah and attends Weber State University. She is majoring in International Public Relations/Communication. Muluwerk plans to work as a Public Relations Specialist in a corporate environment, functioning as a bridge, bringing people together for a joint purpose. She is participating in the Miss Africa Utah Pageant representing her deeply historic and beautiful country, Ethiopia. Born in Jijiga, Ethiopia, Muluwerk later moved to Addis Ababa with her mother. At the tender age of 8, her mother tragically died, leaving her as one of the millions of orphans in Ethiopia’s capital. Muluwerk lived with several different friends and relatives until she was adopted by an American family at age 14. She was then raised as part of a loving family in Utah with her adopted father, mother, and step sister along with three other children adopted from Ethiopia (two girls and a boy).