Randy Gonzales, Full Interview
Description: Randy Gonzales, a Filipino American, has resided in Queens, New York all his life. He was born in Jamaica, Queens; where his mother worked as a registered nurse. In this interview, Mr. Gonzales talks about what it was like growing up in Jamaica, Queens during the 80’s and what sort of upbringing he had. He attended St. Nicholas and Archbishop of Molloy High School; both of which were close to his house in Jamaica, Queens. His parents were protective and would drive him everywhere. Once he learned how to use the train during his junior year of high school; he would go to the city with his friends to explore the area. He attended St. Johns College and majored in Communications. It was during his college years, that he became more curious about his parent’s background and heritage. Towards, the end of the interview, Mr. Gonzales spoke about his career path and what initially lead him to enroll in St. Johns Law School and shared a couple of his memories revolving around New York City.
Filipino Americans; Urban high schools; Catholic schools; Nineteen eighties; Archbishop Molloy High School (Jamaica, New York, N.Y.); St. Nicholas of Tolentine (Jamaica, New York, N.Y.); St. John's University (New York, N.Y.).
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