Latino Voices: Carmen Yupanqui Zaa
Carmen Yupanqui Zaa
Interviewed on: June 26, 2007
Interviewed by: Ellie Mendez
Ms. Carmen Yupanqui Zaa talks about her childhood in Lima, Peru, her Peruvian traditions (carnival, Christmas, New Years, Prom) and celebrations, and her move to Utah when she was 26 years old to study for a Master’s degree in Irrigation Engineering. She also talks about the birth of her daughter in Utah and the differences she perceives between life in Peru and life in Utah and her desire to help her country, which she notes there are "many poor people there." She also spoke about traveling to Colorado in 2006 to vote for the Peruvian presidential elections at the Peruvian Consulate in Colorado.