Ghaleb Ibrahim came to the United States from Jordan in the late 1970s, without much more to his name than big dreams of success in a new country. He attended engineering school in Buffalo, New York, but was not able to complete the program. He met his wife in the U.S. and raised a family, finally settling in Milwaukee as his American home. In the late 1980s, he began driving a Milwaukee taxi. Taxi driving gave Ghaleb a feeling of freedom and the opportunity to meet all kinds of people who live in and visit the city. He says he considers driving a matter of public service, making sure people are able to get affordable, reliable, transportation.