My mother’s young adult life/education

My mother and I discuss how she was raised and what her outlook was on education growing up.

Jennifer Velazquez interviewing her 4th Grade teacher, Lydia Maisonave. Pt.1

In this interview, conducted on September 17, 2019, Jennifer Velazquez interviews her 4th grade teacher, Lydia Maisonave, about her days as a teacher and what it was like being her teacher. She also talks about her childhood and what kind...

Jennifer Velazquez interviewing 4th grade teacher, Lydia Maisonave. Pt.2

In this interview, conducted on September 17, 2019, Jennifer Velazquez interviews her 4th grade teacher, Lydia Maisonave, about her days as a teacher and what it was like being her teacher. She also talks about her childhood and what kind...

Growing Up in Boyle Heights to Becoming a State Senator

The story begins with my Mom growing up in Boyle Heights and working hard to get a better education. She navigates her educational experience as a young girl and what it means to be a Latina. Little did she know...

FYS Interview about the theme of legacy with David Griffith “The Man of One town” by Seth Spurlock

I interviewed David C Griffith for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories. Frank Sesno’s...

FYS Interview about the theme of critical thinking in the education industry with Nancy Webb by Harry Letchford

I interviewed Nancy Webb for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories. Frank Sesno’s book...

A conversation with Calgary Waldorf School Early Childhood teacher Karen Fjestad

Preschool teacher Karen Fjestad of the Calgary Waldorf school talks about what brought her to the Waldorf School, What fulfills her in work at the school, how Waldorf benefited her own children’s education and life skills, how Waldorf education contributes...

Megan and Ashley interview of their grandpa

We had 27 questions and George’s granddaughters each asked him questions. They seemed to have fun.

Path to Success

What contributes to forming your definition of success and what ways can you personally achieve it?

What does it mean to be an American?

Lillian and Steven talk about what it means to be American and address factors such as childhoods and education.

Mom’s interview

This is an interview with my mom, where I ask her about views on USSR, about her parents, childhood, where she works and what she studied, and immigration.

“Someone who cared"

I talked with my grandpa about some of the positive and negative moments in his life that shaped him into who he is today as well as influential people. Both contributed to amazing lessons and wisdom he has gained in...