I was in the 9th grade when I was told my family and I were moving to the United States. I remember being in my classroom and talking to classmates about how radical my life would be without being able to speak in Spanish anymore. The truth is I was in a high level of distresses and somewhat afraid.
“Can you imagine Iris, all your classes being taught in English? How will you understand anything? -my friend Humberto asked.
But once I arrived to Orlando, Fl I discovered other people spoke my same language! I was shocked when I saw Hispanic media stream news and even novelas (soap operas) in Spanish!
Once in my English speaking high school, I discovered that many Spanish speaking students like I where missing out on school events because they did not understand the morning announcements on TV!
Well, I thought to myself maybe I can be a News anchor one day who presents the news in Spanish for people who have just moved to the United States from Latin America. I figured, they need some source of information while transitioning…
Since those days in H.S I always knew I wanted to work for the Spanish language television network with the largest audience in the United States and Latin America, Univision Studios.
As a matter of fact, I just completed an internship with them over the summer.
Here’s a link to my memory map =)