Unknown American

How it was being an immigrant and his experience so far in America

Testimony Project 2019
September 17, 2019 App Interview

My name is Evelyn, and I interview my mom Lingling about her childhood in Ping Dong, Taiwan.

Elena Ferreira's life in Mexico and what led her to the United States.

I interview my grandmother about her life in Mexico and what influenced her in emigrating to America, as well as how she got here.

The Merchant of Food

Interview with Harald Herrmann, CEO Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County. The story of a South African emigree who grew up in Anaheim to become one of the top restaurant executives in America and is now running Orange County’s largest...

Memories from Vanessa Lee (6-3-1-1)

Vanessa Lee shares memories of her father, Sherman Lee. Impromptu interview by Ken Fong, San Francisco 7/7/2019.

A perspective of a country I had only ever heard about

In this interview, conducted in Lafayette, Colorado on May 18, 2019, Vithika Goyal interviews her mother, Komal, about her childhood, education, and personal history growing up in India. This interview seeks to answer the question “how are the histories we...

An Interview with an Immigrant

This is an interview conducted with my father, Mauricio Souza, and his life in Brazil and his journey to the United States.

A Father-Son Chat About Immigration, Success, and Passion

We discuss my dad’s experiences immigrating to the United States, what success really means, and the importance of passion in today’s day and age.

Interviewing my mom about her immigration process

I interviewed my mother about the process of immigrating to the United States. From what motivated her to immigrate and bring her family here to how she felt when she was here all alone.

My Story Matters

This interview is about the experience of Daniel and Sergio, two high school students, coming to the United States.

The Success of My Immigrant Grandfather

This the story of my grandfather who immigrated here from India in the late 1960s. He started two very successful businesses that are still thriving today.

Interview with Dad

We talked mainly about what life was like for my dad when he was a child and how things shaped him as an adult.

Sidney Fiarman

We talked about my father’s experience as the child of Jewish immigrants who escaped World War II. He described growing up in an all-immigrant neighborhood in the Bronx in the 1930s.

The American Dream from the Eyes of an Immigrant

This story is about Tulu Robi, an Ethiopian native who made it to fulfill his dreams of being successful and prideful of where he is today. His inspiring story tells us of the journeys he made from Ethiopia, to Russia,...

Progress & Paradox

Immigrants come into this country to live a better life but must overcome discrimination and other difficulties to live their version of the American Dream.

Reflecting on the Past

People reflect on their lives often, however, there are always certain memories that are difficult to relive. On January 8th in her home in Los Angeles, Lucrezia Pignatelli met with her nanny, Mahesh Krishan, aged 46, to discuss his life...