“I came to America from Mexico when I was 5 because my parents wanted to give me a better life. I don’t take anything for granted. I think everything is a blessing. I’m constantly reminded of where I came from and what my parents do. The jobs they have is not necessarily what they wanted, my mom is a house cleaner for a lot of families in Palo Alto and my dad works for a cable company. My dad was gonna go to medical school in Mexico. My mom was one of the top executive secretaries for the largest sugar factory in Mexico. I look at what their life was there versus here and it’s so different. Their talent isn’t recognized here and that makes me sad.”


September 11, 2015