Ferrer has always had a driven mentality that leads him to make the best out of each situation that comes his way. “I can always learn
Azucena Javier-Marquez is relieved about the June 18 U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting attempts by the Trump administration to end protections
Petrona Dominguez remembers being featured in her new school’s newspaper as one of the first Hispanics to enroll there. At the time,
Three pizzas from Dominos—that’s what Aishwarya Sreenivasan expected to donate to hospital workers fighting Covid-19. In late March, the Portland mother of two
In an isolation cell at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), 27-year-old Gayathri Ramprasad wondered, “Am I crazy or is the world crazy?”
Super Typhoon Soudelor hit Saipan on Aug. 2, 2015, and the island went dark. At the time, Rachel Ramirez was studying at the University of Portland in Oregon.
For Denzel Mendoza, music has been what ties his life together. Mendoza was born in Singapore in 1996 and the family moved to the U.S. a few years later for […]
Elizabeth Flores always knew that it was up to her to solve her own problems. “I realized pretty early in high school that I wasn’t going to get out of […]
“That was when I became myself,” says Ramiza Koya, remembering the backpacking trip she took in India when she was 25 years old.
When Bukhosi Dube recently took a big pay cut to work as a physician at the Multnomah County Health Department, his goal was to ultimately find work in public
Ruth Zúñiga has a clear philosophy about the importance of being resilient and open to opportunities. ‘Life is like a ride in a bus,” she muses. “You can have a […]
Three times, Lilia Boteva-Ayzoukian has received a violin. Each time the gift has been a link between, the two most important things in her life:
Homer’s Odysseus took 20 years to return to his native land from the Trojan War, battling hostile forces, deceiving enemies, even changing identities to stay alive.
“Being an immigrant is part of my identity,” says Fiona McCann. “Even though I am aware of my good fortune at passing as part of the dominant culture, I’m most
Until 2018, female drivers were banned in Saudi Arabia. “I had never been in the front seat of a car,” says Shereen Khoja. But when she went home in January […]