Gloria Itzel Carbajal-Jaimes - Define American

Gloria Itzel Carbajal-Jaimes

Austin, TX

Gloria recounts how her experience of being raised in Austin, Texas, has shaped her identity and her goals for the future. She and her family have had to overcome adversity and hardships growing up, so her parents expressed to her the importance of education which has inspired her to continue to share its importance to the next generation. She is currently an educational assistant at an elementary school in Eugene, Oregon. The word, Xicana, showcases that she feels a strong connection with her dispossessed indigenous Mexican heritage as well as her American identity, representing aspects of both of those identities.

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