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Jason Chen

Race, Class & Gender: Christina Chen’s Experiences as an Immigrant, Doctor, & Mother

Jason Chen was fortunate enough to interview his grandmother, Christina Chen, about the obstacles and challenges she had to overcome as an immigrant and doctor in the U.S. In 1968, shortly after the 1965 Immigration Act was passed to provide skilled labor to the United States, Christina left her home in the Philippines. She began her journey to becoming a physician in California. Having to overcome a new culture, being the role model for her family in the Philippines, all while being a mother, doctor, and wife which demonstrates her resilence.