Milenia Quintero Oral History

Milenia Quintero Oral History

Milenia Quintero was born in 2000 at the port of Manzanillo, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of two. Upon arriving she had to learn how to navigate the obstacles of being undocumented in the U.S. and simultaneously pursue higher education. She credits her family and community at Barrio Logan and Barrio Logan College Institute for the motivation that led her to attend the University of Southern California and also becoming an immigration rights activist. This interview covered the following topics of immigration, being undocumented in the U.S., academia, financial aid, Barrio Logan, Barrio Logan College Institute, community, family, and activism on college campuses. Milenia exemplifies your resistance and perseverance in the age of Trump. Lorena Gonzalez conducted the interview at BLCI. She is originally from the Bay Area and studies at UC San Diego during the time the interview was conducted. Milenia and Lorena were connected through a staff member.  

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