Interview, Mariela Polito-Fischer

April 10, 2022

Mariela Polito-Fischer was born in 1978 and raised in Quilmes, Argentina. She moved to Rochester, New York, around 2002 to live with her aunt and uncle. At the time of this interview, she lives with her family outside of Rochester, where she teaches second grade in a dual language program.

In this interview, Mariela Polito-Fischer discusses going to school and being a teacher in Argentina, needing to go back to school in the United States, and teaching bilingual education. She describes her experience with immigrating to the United States, what she misses the most about Argentina, and her hopes to visit Argentina with her children and to teach them Spanish. She also discusses passing down family traditions, having her children understand their Argentine roots, her relationship with religion, her identity, and the diversity of what it means to be Latina.  

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