Photo: Leila Roumani

Rachel Flood P.

England-USA; Germany-USA; Switzerland-USA; Norway-USA

30, Teacher
Boston, Massachusetts

My father came here on an airplane in the 70's from England. My great grandparents (on my mother's side) came here by ship around a century ago from Germany, Switzerland, and Norway.

Why did your family come to the United States? They came both for safety and greater opportunity.

What would the U.S. be missing out on if you or your people were banned? People who are constantly curious and thinking about how to make the world better, scientists, activists, social workers, and artists. A family where we sing our children to sleep every night and constantly try to make each other laugh.