OHMS Interviews

Subject Collection Story Interviewed By
Jaime Palacios
Jaime Palacios
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Jaime Palacios was the first of three children, born in San Juan, Texas on November 15, 1960, to Berta (Saenz) and Hector ‘Tito’ Palacios. From an early age, Palacios looked to his parents for guidance on... Read More

Julie Nacibe Gomez
Jennifer Reyna
Jennifer Reyna
Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Jennifer Reyna is a 30-year-old tech worker who lives in Portland, Oregon. She was born and raised in El Monte, California. She has lived in Portland since 2016 and works for a tech company called Squarespace.... Read More

Vincent Peña
José Enrique Souto
Jose Souto

By: Tehya Rassman

One day in December of 1960, José E. Souto ran into a friend as he was walking in the downtown Miami area. “I just ran into your dad,” the friend said. “My dad? No, my family is in Cuba,” Souto replied. The... Read More

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
José Luis Aliseda
José Luis Aliseda
Vietnam

By: Voces Staff

José Aliseda's family was uprooted by the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, leading them to relocate to Mexico City. He would later move to the U.S., serve in the Army in Vietnam, and become an anesthesiologist in... Read More

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
Mario Lewis
Mario Lewis
Political & Civic Engagement

In high school in El Paso, TX, Mario Lewis was told to forget college, that he “could not compete with Anglos,” recalled Lewis, a Mexican American. But others saw promise in Lewis as he became active in the Junior League of United Latin... Read More

Mark Escamilla
Mark Escamilla
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Mark Escamilla, who is the current President of Del Mar Community College grew up in Corpus Christi and attended college there himself. When he was of college age, the court case LULAC v. Richards was in progress... Read More

Elizabeth Quinn Phelan
Norma Cantú
Norma Cantu
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Born and raised in Brownsville Texas, Norma Cantú excelled in school despite coming from poverty. Thanks to her families emphasis on early education, Cantú skipped many grades, graduating college at the age of 19... Read More

Mia Uhumwuangho
Richard Soto
Richard Soto

By Voces Staff

In 1966, Richard Soto of Tracy, California, should have rotated off with his surgical team from a hospital ship off the coast of Vietnam. Instead, he stayed on, going AWOL, feeling an obligation to incoming... Read More

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
Rosana Resende
Rosana Resende
Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Rosana Resende, a resident of Florida, is a post-secondary instructor transitioning into a job with the federal government in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is dealing with challenges as an instructor... Read More

Jackie Pedota
Sandra Gonzalez
Sandra Gonzalez
Voces of a Pandemic

By: Voces Staff

Sandra Gonzalez is a registered nurse based in San Antonio. Her focus is on pregnant women, new mothers and their newborns. However, COVID-19 has brought changes to her work environment that affect how she... Read More

Dominique Montiel Valle