When you hear the phrase”First Gen American” what comes to mind!? My name is Oscar Villacis, a First Generation American and I want to enlighten your mind to everyday life as a First Gen in today’s America.
First Gen American Ep. 17 Pedro Aguirre
Pedro Aguirre is the son of Mexican Immigrants who arrived to California in the late 60’s. He got his start in the restaurant world when he lived in North Carolina.
His family opened a Mexican restaurant called La Carreta in Nashua NH and Pedro took off! He has opened several restaurants in the New England area including La Cabaña in New Boston, California Burrito, Baja Tacos and Burritos, and many more.
First Gen American Ep. 16 Keith Mascoll
Keith Mascoll SAG-AFTRA, AEA is a Actor, Producer ,Mental Health advocate, Sneaker-head, and Founder of the Triggered Project.
Keith is a co-host of the Living a Triggered Life Podcast with his wife Roxann, and a Luminary for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Keith strives to use his art for social change in the black and brown community. As a survivor of sexual abuse Keith hopes to help end the stigma that surrounds mental health, and black and brown men. Keith is a also a co-founder of a professional black theater company, The Front Porch Arts Collective.
Look for Keith in the lead role in the movie Confused by Love on Amazon Prime, and as Applesauce in The Polka King on Netflix.
First Gen American Ep. 15 Viviana Torres
Viviana Torres is the owner of Viv's Garden which started with the concept of starting a long journey to a lifestyle change that could increase the longevity and health of many individuals.
First Gen American Ep.14 Natalie Caceros
She is a 32 year old single mom from New York but has lived for many years in Nashua, NH. She is an up and coming female entrepreneur changing up the beauty industry. Natalie formulated a line of natural beauty treatments from a recipe passed down through her family. All of her products are sourced naturally and vegan.
First Gen American Ep.13 Faustin Dushimimana
Faustin Dushimimana is a 19 year old immigrant from a refugee camp in Rwanda. He was given the opportunity to come to the U.S. when he was only 8 years old and not all of his family was allowed to come with him. Faustin says “Coming to the US was the best thing to ever happen to me because in the refugee camp there were no opportunities for me and my family. Now that I am in the US I would like to take the opportunity and help make a difference not only in my life but in the lives of others in a similar situation.” Faustin is a budding entrepreneur still finding his path and learning to live in his truth.
First Gen American Ep.12 Wilmer Infante
Wilmer is the son of Dominican parents who arrived in Nashua NH in the 80's. He was born and raised in Nashua NH and has been working for Triangle Credit Union for 9 years going on 10 very soon! He has been working on a podcast called "Making Money Personal" put on by Triangle Credit Union where experts come to talk about money saving tips and every day finances.