Chrysalis Convos celebrate multicultural stories of migration.
MANUEL MOROCOIMA is, at heart, a family man. Born in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, he met Maribel, the love of his life, while studying in the United States on a full scholarship. After raising their children in Venezuela for ten years, the family returned to the U.S. for Manuel’s job managing Latin American sales for Shamrock Technologies – the same company where my immigrant father has built his entire career.
JANE DAI is cooking up a recipe for change. Foodie, researcher, veteran boba brewer – she dreams of nourishing communities, one slurp at a time. Starting at her own family table!
CLARISSA DOURMASHKIN-CAGOL is a recent “repat” back to the U.S. from Shanghai. She first fell in love with the city during a college summer abroad – and now, seven years later, she’s ready to return home. Sort of.
MICHAEL RAU & LINDA VALERA run on two “cultural legs.” Born to a Taiwanese mother and American father, the siblings have undertaken “rehabilitation” from lifelong pressures to exercise not only one, but every fiber of their multiethnic identities!
LILY ZERIHUN is on the road to becoming the first physician in her family – a path that is leading her straight back to her Ethiopian roots.