Elder Rodriguez Sr. (Elder's Father)
About Mr. Elder Rodriguez Alvarez:
Born on October 5, 1965 in Livingston,Guatemala. Grew up in a poverty stricken town. Studied English in the capital city of Guatemala. Came to America in 1985 in order to live a better life. After coming to America he found a low paying job in retail. Motivation to find a higher paying job lead him to study HVAC at Lincoln Technical Institute. In the following interview, Elder Rodriguez discusses his journey to America, his greatest inspirations, and what he believes to be most important in a young person's life.
Time: 6:30 PM
Date: November 11, 2010
Place: Interviewees Home: Columbia, MD
Important Quotation From Interviewee:
"When you are young and you come out of high school you need to take advantage of any way that you can study."
Eileen Knapo(Jacobs Grandmother):
Born August 22, 1930 in Spring Dale, PA. Grew up in poverty because her father died when she was 6. Had Many jobs throughout her life to help support her family. She had 9 siblings and one of her brothers died of tuberculosis when he was young.
Time: 7:30 PM
Date: November 12, 2010
Place: Jacob's house over the phone: Columbia, MD