Alexis Towella Lesa, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Savani Aupiu, October 14, 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1945

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Title Alexis Towella Lesa, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Savani Aupiu, October 14, 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1945
Alternative Title No. 637 Alexis Lesa
Creator Lesa, Alexis Towella, 1983-
Contributor Aupiu, Savani
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-10-14
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage New York, United States, ; Hawaii, United States, ; Utah, United States,
Subject Lesa, Alexis Towella, 1983- --Interviews; Samoan Americans--Utah--Biography; Pacific Islander Americans--Utah--Social conditions; Acculturation; Latter Day Saints--Biography
Description Transcript (36 pages) of an interview by Savani Aupiu with Alexis Towella Lesa, on 14 October 2008. Part of the Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-1945
Abstract Alexis Lesa was born in North Carolina on a military base. She grew up all over the states because her parents were both Marines and she talks about traveling and moving often. She describes her relationship with her parents and her siblings. Alexis talks in detail about moving to Hawaii, living with extended family, and going to school there. Alexis is half Puerto Rican, a quarter white and a quarter Samoan. She talks about her ethnicity and culture, specifically the cultural experiences she had in Hawaii. After high school she went to BYU where she earned an English degree in 2006. She is married and has an eighteen month old son.Pacific Worlds Project. Interviewer: Savani Aupiu
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Digital Image © 2015 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Is Part of Pacific Islanders Oral History Project
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display.
ARK ark:/87278/s6db9wxz
Topic Samoan Americans; Pacific Islander Americans; Mormons; Acculturation
Setname uum_elc
ID 837203
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