Cynthia Ford came to this country for a better way of life. Originally from Belize, Central America, she moved here in 1998. This transition turned out to be a move from one melting pot to another. “In Belize, there are many cultures, Moran Maya, Garifuna, Creole, Kekchi Maya, and Mestizos,” Cynthia explained. “Both my biological parents were Creole which is an African descent, so I am considered Belizean Creole. My adopted mom was a mixture of Hispanic and Maya, so she was considered Mestizo.” This mix of cultures and languages brought her to the States with fluency in Spanish-Creole and English.