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Colleagues and friends Pamela Ching (61) and Wiedad "Roodly" Archer (52) have a conversation about their careers, beginning as nutritionists and moving into public health, including stories about their time working in various foreign countries and lessons they learned from...
I interviewed my mom, her name is Salwa and she is 42 years old. We talked about how her life was growing up, the jobs she had, and how religion played a role in her life.
Colleagues Dr. Rich Besser (61) and Dr. Ian Pray (33) share stories of the early experiences in the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). Together they share their pride in being able to contain E. coli outbreaks or the H1N1 virus....
In this interview, conducted on November 25, 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Umme Rumana (41) talks to her daughter, Tasmia Rahman (16) about how her childhood and life was like in Bangladesh before coming to America. Mrs. Rumana...
Friends and colleagues Dr. Ahsan Choudhuri (52) and Susie Byrd (51) discuss Dr. Choudhuri’s path to becoming an aerospace engineer, his decision to work at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and their commitment to economic development and...
Namira Islam Anani (33) and her husband Omar Anani (38) discuss preserving their family histories, the different approaches they take to fight Islamophobia and Xenophobia, and the role coffee and food has had in their lives.
We discussed my father’s life and education in Bangladesh and in the United States as well as his current passion of music
Nayeem Islam talked to his grandmother, Daulton Islam about her childhood in Bangladesh and the time she moved to America. With that Nayeem Islam talked about her point of view about her life that she faced and what she thinks...
Salwa Nur Muhammad (32) and Anan Trandatir (32) reflect on their college experience and the work they have pursued afterwards during their Wellesley College 10th reunion.
In this interview, Dr. Nuran Nabi chats with his grandniece about the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 and his involvement in it. He speaks about his participation in a group called the “Freedom Fighters”, a social activist group that fought...
I was born and raised right outside of D.C. I consider myself very blessed to have grown up with little hardship. My dad wasn’t so lucky. Before he became a father, he had a life filled with life threatening obstacles....
Husband and Wife Steven Lakatos (43) and Emily Lakatos (41) discuss their childhood memories, meeting each other in their 30s, Emily’ travels to Bangladesh, and Steve being the Director of the Bay Beach Wild Life Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
John Friedrich (55) interviews Bob Alpern (92) about his anti-Vietnam War activism, including a meeting with then Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and protesting with Dick Gregory, Candice Bergen, Benjamin Spock, and Carl Hess. Bob talks about visiting India, where...
Tasneem "Tas" Al-Michael (22) talks to his mentor Adam Soltani (38) about their Muslim faith, his passion for the arts, and how he became a community organizer.
Allison Nguyen interviews her best friend Fariza Islam on her early childhood and school experiences. She recounts funny stories she had as a young child, and what she thinks of school.
Mr. Mannan specializes in relief work and humanitarian aid and has worked with organizations such as Save the Children and Jhpiego. He specializes in giving neonatal and maternal care to women in third world countries.
In this interview, My mom and I talk about my grandfather and the legacy he left behind.
My Grandfather talks about his experience in the Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.