One of the main reasons why people choose to immigrate to the United States is in the pursuit of the American Dream. Doe Deere is an immigrant of Russia who founded her own company in which she is also the Chief Executive Officer. This company is a popular makeup brand Lime Crime which is based in Las Angeles with 35 employers. While her first several years in America as a young woman may have been exceptionally difficult, she thanks the country for the opportunities she has had since she moved here at 17.
While Doe Deere may have been homeless for a large part of her first years in the United States, things are drastically different for her and her family now. Her younger sister and she moved to the United States from Izhevsk, Russia with their accountant mother. While the United States that they were first exposed to may have seemed to be a far cry from the America that she saw in magazines and movies, she worked hard to achieve the American Dream that she had spent so many hours thinking about in Russia, the homeless shelter, and the small apartment that she and her family later lived in.
When Doe Deere first arrived in the United States, she and her mother had plans to immediately start working. Unfortunately, she was unable to get her records of education from Russia and they found that the savings that they had been relying on did not last as long as they had expected it to. Even though her mother had extensive experience with accounting, it still wasn’t enough to get her a fair paying job right away.
Things changed for Doe Deere when she and her family were given the opportunities she had been hoping for. While the small apartment in the projects may not have been as glamorous as she envisioned, it was still home. By living a hard life, she learned to appreciate everything that she had worked so hard to achieve. The sketches she had been drawing in the homeless shelter led her to the opportunity to be educated at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the rest is part of Lime Crime History.