Pamela Schultz

an interview of Pamela Schultz asking all about adolescence and influences and events in her life.

“Keep an open mind and adapt to the American Culture.”

I sat down with my cousin Zharlene Balodong to y’all about her experience coming to America and her American dream. We also talked about her good memories, her interesting stories, and how American culture differs from Filipino culture.

Bob Pearson and Carlos Rodriguez

[Recorded: Friday, November 19th, 2021] Bob Pearson (70) and Carlos Rodriguez (20) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Bob is an Air Force veteran and Carlos is a second-year student at UVA. Bob grew up in a...

Culture Shock: The Story of an Indian Engineering Student Seeking Opportunity in a New Country

Bhavya tells us about her experiences coming to the United States to pursue her engineering career in an age where science and technology are the new American industry. This interview explores her motivations and the cultural differences she has to...

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Shabir Kabiri and Alex Kolker

Friends and coworkers Alex Kolker (27) interviews Shabir Kabiri (29) about his experience attending university in the United States, the differences between Afghan and American culture, and what the American dream means to him.

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Elizabeth Lazar and Lindsay Giovannitti

Elizabeth Lazar (35) talks with her colleague Lindsay Giovannitti (30) about their Peace Corps experience.

Embracing Differences

Talking to Diana about her culture and the challenges of attending a university in the Midwest.

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Niya Nyassa and Linda Joseph Byron

Niya Nyassa (23) speaks with her former teacher Linda Joseph Byron [no age given] about her story, learning to express herself, and her hopes for the future.

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Trinh Jones and Tim Jones

Spouses, Trinh Jones (59) and Tim Jones (58), talk about their contrasting childhoods in Saigon, Vietnam and Troy, Missouri, as well as the shared values that bring them together. They also reminisce about their early relationship, raising their two sons,...

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Henry Castillo and Julie "Nikki" Castillo

Julie "Nikki" Castillo (30) and her husband, Henry Castillo (27), talk about how they met, married, and started a family.

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Amal Abouassaf and Tammam Abouassaf

Tammam "Tom" Abouassaf (53) talks with his daughter Amal Abouassaf (21) about immigrating to the United States, his experience of culture shock, and what he is most proud of in his life.

Shrdha Shrestha and her mother Rami Malla talk about her childhood in Nepal and her transition into American culture

In this interview, conducted in Chicago, IL on June 2018, Shrdha Shrestha (17) interviews her immigrant mother, Rami Malla (40), about her childhood and culture in Nepal, her pregnancy, and her transition into American culture. She shares stories about her...

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My older sister

we talked about her life experiences living in Long Beach California and life experiences she has been through.

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Kathleen Morrissey and Akemi Anders

Longtime friends Kathleen Morrissey (71) and Akemi Anders [no age given] discuss Akemi's firsthand account of the end of WWII in Japan, Japanese-American identity, and the importance of friendship and cultural connection.

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Michelle Breazale and Terry Breazale

Husband and wife, Terry Breazale (62) and Michelle Breazale (59), talk about their unlikely love story, from their first meeting in Greece, to flying home with their wedding china in the cockpit.

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Josiah Johnson and Jeanine Hewitt

Jeanine Hewitt (85) and her grandson Josiah Johnson (26) talk about Jeanine's upbringing in France and Morocco, Josiah's experience living with Jeanine, and the value of grandparents.

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Robert Shaw and Katherine Hutson

Rob Shaw (65) is interviewed by his wife Katherine Hutson (60) about how he came to the Baha'i faith, his decade living in Latin America and his world view. They also discuss how they met and how Katherine's Lakota spirituality...

Going from Public High School to Private College

Mr. Cajigas is talking about going from a mostly Puerto Rican and Black school to a mostly white school. The culture shock of going through this change.

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Ramatoulie Deen and Reshma Kamal

Friends, Reshma Kamal [No Age Given] and Ramatouli Deen (43), look back on their childhoods in India and The Gambia, describe their experiences immigrating to the United States, share how their role models have shaped who they are today, and...