In this discussion between a mother and daughter, Christina and Elizabeth Perez discuss the facets of Elizabeth’s life that have shaped her into who she is today. Beginning with her multiple moves as a child and her various exposure to cities along the East coast, Elizabeth reflects on her relatively sheltered upbringing and how it shaped her understanding of broader political and social issues. In contrast, her unique college experience provided her with opportunities to grow as a local and global citizen. In addition, she describes her recollection of significant events such as the Oklahoma City Bombing and 9/11 and the impact on her personal views. She reflects on the complexities of the time periods of which she has lived through and reach a greater understanding of the possible subconscious impacts these complexities may have had on her growth.