“Sueños, Planes y Realidad”
Birsa came to the U.S. with dreams AND a plan–a plan to develop an already existing business. She explains that despite their attempts to keep their business open, it became a casualty of COVID.
- How do you think being a recent immigrant to the U.S. affected Birsa’s ability to keep the business open?
Was Birsa and her family at more of a disadvantage? Why or why not?
- With all the hardship and difficulty the family experienced, do you think Birsa regrets the decision to leave Mexico for business opportunities in the U.S.? Why or why not?
Birsa is a self-described “planner;” clearly, she likes to organize and be prepared.
- What do you think was a turning point for her when she realizes she has little control of many things during the pandemic?
- How does she respond to the challenges of living through the pandemic?