ANTH 4306/6306 Anthropology of Borders



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Narrative of Gloria Chavez's journey from her upbringing in a border community to her current role as Chief of the Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley sector. Chavez reflects on her 29-year career in law enforcement, starting from humble beginnings. She discusses her family dynamics, the influence of her siblings and cousins, and pivotal moments that shaped her career trajectory. The interview underscores the importance of hard work, mentorship, and personal resilience in achieving success. Chavez's experiences living in a border area and being a Latina in a predominantly male agency highlight the unique challenges and opportunities she has faced throughout her career. Despite obstacles, she expresses pride in her heritage and dedication to serving her community and country.

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Interview with Gloria Chavez


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