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Diego Sebastian Panasiti

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Diego Sebastian Panasiti

 

 

Diego Sebastian Panasiti 

Insert Phoenix rising from the ashes story here...this is mine.

I was born in Mendoza, Argentina. My family emigrated at the height of one of the many military repressions in the early 80's. They found a home in California, and eventually, a town in southern New Jersey. As a kid, my job was translating experiences and sharing them with my folks. Language was a barrier for them, so my brother, sister, and I would be their line of transmission. While we're on the topic of barriers; I grew up undocumented. A barrier that stood in my way for 22 years. Eventually, when that barrier's doors opened, I seized the opportunity to see what was on the other side. My burden, for much of my life, turned out to be a blessing in many ways.  

My life path led me to learn about my experience, to study it in grad school, and now I teach it. I've taught language and culture since 2007. A purpose of this site is to share with you my experience, my life path, I hope to do so in the workings of this project through images and words. I hope to give a little hope to others like me. Regardless of the obstacles in your life, persevere, go after your dreams, they are there.