Browse Items (27 total)

Margarita Robledo is a Colombian native who currently works as a teacher in a fourth grade, dual-language classroom at Carrboro Elementary School in Carrboro, N.C. In Colombia, she worked for many years as an English language teacher at an international school in Bogota. She decided to move to Chapel Hill, N.C. to gain new experiences for herself…
Magda Corredor has worked at Durham Public Schools in Durham, N.C. since 2000 as a school counselor. Because she is bilingual in English and Spanish, she works primarily with Latino students and families. Corredor works primarily as an interpreter during parent-teacher conferences and at meetings for the Exceptional Children's Program, which serves…
Claudia Rojas is the program manager for Center for Latino Health (CELAH) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care System. She is originally from Colombia and began working at UNC Health Care in 2004 as a temporary employee. She was recruited by Dr. Douglas Morgan, founder of the Center for Latino Health, to join the Center as a…
Anabel Hernandez Cortes is a coordinator in Enlaces with the Durham Region Affairs Office and Duke University. She has been widely involved in her community, and now provides educational resources for her community in Durham, N.C. She is originally from a town near the city of Irapuato, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Cortes explains her…
Mercedes McCurley, a native Colombian, works as an interpreter for the ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Durham Public Schools in Durham, N.C. Upon starting her work in 2006, she quickly realized that Latino parents need more than just basic translation; they lack basic knowledge of how the American public school system works and many…
Marty Rosenbluth is an immigration attorney based in Durham, N.C. at El Centro Hispano. After spending most of his professional life in humanitarian work and international human rights, he became an immigration attorney five years ago after being drawn to the growing human rights abuses he saw in the immigrant community in North Carolina.…
Laida Alarcon is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an acquaintance of the interviewer, having met during a skills training that sought to train peers on how to prevent interpersonal violence by being active bystanders. Alarcon's family comes from Sucre, Ecuador, a small highland town near the coast.…
Joshua Sawyer is a high school mathematics teacher at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City, N.C. He is originally from Camden, N.C, and is a product of the North Carolina school system. In 2002, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Biostatistics and a minor in Jazz Studies. Since then, he has…
Laida Alarcon is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Global Studies and Peace War and Defense with a minor in Christian Studies and Culture. She is originally from Ecuador and the oldest of two children. She has lived in North Carolina for eleven years total, living in Charlotte, N.C. before coming to college.…
Yesenia Pedro Vicente was born and raised in Morganton, N.C. where a prominent Guatemalan Mayan immigrant community is well established. Vicente was raised speaking Spanish - as opposed to her parents’ native language, Q’anjob’al - which is why she feels compelled to identify as Latina. She explains the difference between various identity…
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-json, omeka-xml, rss2