Interview, Wilfredo Irizarry

April 10, 2022

Wilfredo Irizarry was born in 1983 and raised in Rochester, New York, by his Puerto Rican parents. He now lives in Pittsford, New York, with his family. He is a mixed martial arts (MMA) coach and works as a bilingual athletic and fitness specialist for Jackson R-Center in the city of Rochester.

In this interview, Wilfredo Irizarry discusses his family history in Puerto Rico and his experience being bilingual. He describes holiday traditions from Puerto Rico, visiting Puerto Rico, and passing down traditions to his children. He also discusses the role of religion in his life, Puerto Rican food, and having pride in learning about Latin history and his Puerto Rican heritage.

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