Paulina Lopez

Being a teenager is hard enough, but for Paulina Lopez, it was especially hard. Her family moved from Oaxaca, Mexico to Los Angeles when she was 12, forcing her to learn a new language and new culture, and to make new friends.

This profile of Paulina Lopez was produced by Eric Pearse-Chavez and Saul Gonzalez. Sound design by Ray Guarna. Sonic Trace is part of Localore and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). It's funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The project is co-produced by Zeega, a nonprofit inventing new forms of interactive storytelling.