Cassandra Yoo is the child of her Korean father and white, American mother and because of this, she has struggled to define her identity, never seeming to fit in with any one group. Her perception of her own race and ethnicity has changed throughout her…
Satsuki Higgenbotham grew up in the United States with a Japanese mother and an America father. As she grew older, her Japanese heritage changed from a source of embarrassment to strength, especially after she visited Japan and learned more about the…
This is the story of Lorena Perez Huerta and Jesse Jesus Perez, who married in Mexico and crossed the border to live with Jesse's family in California at great risk. They worked to provide opportunities for their children and Lorena defeated cancer while…
Ricardo Perez grew up in Tijuana, Mexico, pursuing and eventually achieving his dream of running a horse track to train horses and to marry and start a family. However, his horse track burned to the ground one day, forcing him and his wife to move in with…
Mykel Murphy was born in Texas to young, impoverished, and quickly divorced parents who were unable to take care of him. He was taken in by surrogate grandparents, college professors who explored world perspectives and eventually moved to Thailand to…
This is the story of Ashley Montalvo's father and grandmother, who came to the mainland United States from Puerto Rico and, despite being citizens, faced discrimination and cultural barriers. Today, Ashley is aware of her heritage and partakes in a hybrid…
Jose-Angel Lombera left Mexico at a young age to escape his impoverished conditions and seek new opportunities. The border crossing was harrowing and traumatic, and once in the States, he had to overcome a learning disability to learn English and adjust…
David Lenzi moved to the United States from Canada as young man for better educational opportunities in the scientific communities. He embraces the US's diversity and believes that distinctions shouldn't be made between immigrants and "natives" (except…