Graduation Date

Fall 12-13-2019

Grading Professor

Nyier Abdou

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


It was a hot summer day in 1985 when my mother, Ada Reyes, left El Salvador and crossed the border into the United States. Behind her, she left her one-year-old son and a war-stricken country. I sat down with her and she told me the story of how she built a life in the United States and raised my brother and me alone as a single mother.




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