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Rebecca Heines, better known as Becca, recalls her experience on her class trip to Guanajuato in March of 2018 as part of APPLES Global Course Guanajuato (GLBL 390 Latin American Immigrant Perspectives). She explains how various factors influence education in Trancas compared to students in North Carolinian schools. Becca also discusses how her…
Rebecca Heines, better known as Becca, serves as the mentorship coordinator of North Carolina’s Service Learning Initiative (NC Sli). She also is a bilingual navigator at the University of North Carolina hospital in Chapel Hill. She discusses her experiences as a college student volunteering with organizations targeted towards the Latinx…
Bryan Parrish grew up in Hillsborough, North Carolina, close to farmland. After working in both AmeriCorps and Peace Corps, he returned to his home in North Carolina to work with the Farmworker Health Program at Piedmont Health Services, where he is now the Program Coordinator. He discusses why the Farmworker Health Program is necessary, explains…
Dr. Serena Zhou-Talbert immigrated to the United States from China when she was three years old. She has MPH and MD degrees and currently works as a resident family medicine physician at the Prospect Hill Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves a 60 percent Hispanic population. In this interview, she…
The interviewee, Juan Carrillo, is a professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was born to Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Los Angeles, then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, then Austin, TX, and then finally to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He received a PhD from the University…
Jacquelyn Gist talks about how she came to be involved with the local government of Carrboro and how she has attempted to use her position as an alderman to build community in Carrboro. She discusses how gentrification and “studentification” is changing the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of Carrboro, as well as how she is attempting to use…
Throughout the interview, Isabella talks about her experiences in ESL--English as a Second Language--classes in elementary school when she first arrived in North Carolina from São Paulo, Brazil. She explains the structure of her classes, how she felt about them, how she learned English, and who her main supporters were as she was learning her…
The interviewee, Emily Bivins, is the principal of Frank Porter Graham Elementary (101 Smith Level Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516), the district’s Dual Language magnet school. She was born in Richmond, Virginia but has lived in the central part of North Carolina for most of her life. She grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, but moved to…
This interview was conducted by interviewer Alexandra Graham with interviewee Raúl Dávalos Martínez. He goes by Ben, which is short for his middle name Benjamín. Throughout the interview, Ben talks about how he learned English upon arriving to North Carolina when he was almost seven years old. He describes how his family and ESL--English as a…
Olivia Joyner discusses the community where she grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She describes the lack of diversity in her neighborhood, but for her interaction with Hispanic populations through her Spanish-immersion elementary school and volunteering in the clinic her mom worked in. Joyner describes her interest in Mexico and Hispanic culture…
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