Interview: Ana Maria Roldan

Title

Interview: Ana Maria Roldan

Description

Ana Maria Roldan has been living a life full of love, ambition, and hard work to get to where she is now in Philadelphia. From moving away from Puerto Rico when she was 13 years old to Boston, and then up and down the east coast of the United States, and then most recently settling in Philly, she has worked towards her own education and starting a family. After graduating high school in Massachusetts, she married, had 2 children, divorced, and then met her “partner in life,” with whom she lives with happily. Roldan faced challenges with family court, leaving her beloved scenery and family in Puerto Rico, starting school in a brand-new culture, the death of her grandparents who she was incredibly close to, and then trying to find a community in Philadelphia that she swears is just like Puerto Rico. She has worked to overcome all of her struggles so far in life and is excited to move to another part of Philadelphia in the near future.

Date

March 16, 2019

Rights

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries

Identifier

2019oh0153_irw0084

Interviewer

Bryce Evans

Interviewee

Ana Maria Roldan

Interview Keyword

Children
Lawrence (Mass.)
Culture
Community
Food habits
Abuse

Indexed By

Bryce Evans

Files

roldan_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Ana Maria Roldan,” Philly Immigration, accessed October 18, 2019, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/1098.