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Veronica Espina - Immigrant Stories

Veronica Luz Espina was born in Rancagua, Chile in 1970, the daughter of a chemical engineer and a pharmacist. He parents felt the impact of the Pinochet dictatorship from 1973 to 1988. She attended the University of Chile as a journalism major. In 1999, Veronica obtained a Rotary International Scholarship and emigrated to the United States with her daughter, Alemendra. She completed a Master's degree in Community Arts Management at the University of Illinois at Springfield, and later found work at the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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Veronica at home on Christmas day, 2011 in Springfield, Illinois.

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Springfield, Illinois

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Christmas day, 2011

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Veronica in her wedding dress on wedding day, November 10, 2012.

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Kell, Illinois

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November 10, 2012

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Veronica and her new husband, Ryan Oberholtzer at the wedding reception on November 10, 2012.

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Kell, Illinois

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November 10, 2012

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Veronica in her mother and father-in-law back yard in Kell, Illinois on November 10, 2012.

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Kell, Illinois

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November 10, 2012

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Veronica with her daughter, Almendra Rodriguez at the wedding reception. Almendra was her bridesmaid at the wedding.

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kell, Illinois

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November 10, 2012

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Veronica visited Machu Pichu, Peru in June, 2010 as part of a University of Illinois at Springfield Peru Study Abroud Course.

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Machu Pichu, Peru

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June, 2010

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Veronica with her daughter, Almendra Reodriguez, between her sister Natalia and Veronica. Below Natalia is her sister Anita and sister Monica. This picture was taken a month before Veronica left to come to the United States as a graduate student.

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Chile

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December 1998

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