i am a first generation mexican american born an raised in California. my first memories are the sounds of prunes hitting the buckets, needless to say, i was raised working in the fields "por contrato". every year, my brother and i missed the first 2 mos. of school so that we could finish the prune harvests. we both ended up not only finished high school but continued on to college, martin leaned towards psychiatry and i leaned towards law and education. but i had to take my dad to court at 17 years old to override his decision for me to drop out 6 weeks before graduating from high school. and do you know what?? in retrospect, my dad was right all along. pop was the first one back in 1976 to lay claim that this country's public schools only pumped out pimps and 'ho's. i may have won that battle, but i didn't win the war. look at what's going on throughout this country's public school system; mass shootings, music and art are stripped from the curriculum, teacher/student ratio way out of proportion, and now you'll find that teachers are requesting that they arm themselves when they go to work at our schools-armed to the gills and concealed no less....very sad.
what is your current, past or ideal job title?
i currently run HOME'SCOOL a Non-Profit Tax-Exempt homeschool support program from my home where my kids attend public school online. i also am a former county, state, and federal employee. i've worked for the U.S.Dept of Eduction - Migrant Education Division Region II and the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles in Sacramento and Oroville offices. i graduated from California State University-Chico, CA and my field of expertise was in the Legal Advocacy and Represention of poor and indigent mainly spanish-speaking people in these Executive Branches of our Judicial System; US Tax/Treasury ALJ Hearings; US Dept of Immigration and Naturalization Service-amnesty applications, appeals against U.S. denying Visa to Work Issuances; U.S./Mexico Negotiations/Translation Interpreter & Liasion for the N.A.F.T.A.Trade Bill conference held in Guaymas, Sonora, MX; ACLU participant in keeping and protecting our right to PERSONAL and Individual Privacy; U.S. Dept of Human Health Services .- Social Security Admin ALJ Hearings Appeals claimant representation and the U.S. Dept of Labor Board Disputes and Alternate Dispute Resolution ...with all of that behind me...i am stuck in a rut and can't for the life of me help my daughter...i'm too close, conflict of interest they tell me...i feel like saying "i'll show you conflicts...!!"
what languages do you speak?
Spanish and English RWS Fluently legal/medical/business in Literal Translation and as a Liasion in ADRs
what countries have you lived in?
US and Mexico
what's your Hispanic connection?
connection? to what? The Hispanic Association of Continuing Education has awarded me with scholarships and grants to further my education; The United Farm Workers of America has also awarded me with scholarships for my graduate studies in Law and Education; My dad is from Delicias, Chihuahua MX and my mom is from Jalpa Zacatecas, MX. if that doesn't qualify me for "hispanic connections" i don't know what does...lol ;D
Hey so is that by area51 hahaha , are you afraid of the stuff that goes around there. Have you ever been to Chicago, where there is no alien stuff going around I am just joking about this I hope you do not take to personally. I am starting school tomorrow for my Bachelor's in IT also I am going to the job fair that they are offering on Thursday, I need to find a job if you know of any up this way can you give me hand.
Of course I accept the invitation, it is the first time I do this. I usually talk over the phone so if you can be a little patience with me I would greatly appreciate it. I see that you live in California, I have cousins in the Santa Barbra Area and LA area.
Hi MaryAnn how are you? I am fine thanks for inviting me to be your friend. I live in the area of Chicago about 45minutes ti the north west of Chicago. Just wanted to say hi and thanks again for the friendship.
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