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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 32

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/03/1980

PLACE OF BIRTH: Buffalo, New York

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: teacher

EDUCATION: master’s degree

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject has also lived in Binghamton, New York.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/01/2013

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DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m from Buffalo, New York. Um, I have traveled a little bit. I have been to Madrid, Spain. I lived there for about four and a half months and have also lived in, uh, San Jose, Costa Rica for a summer. Um, and I loved both places. They’re very different; they’re both wonderful. Um, I loved the culture, the food, ah, the the t- tourist places to go. Um, I loved meeting new people, and they were just both very wonderful places to live, and I’m glad th- that they’re a part of my life and I can say that they kind of shaped a little bit of who I am today. Um, I try and share that now. I- I teach Spanish and I try and, ah, bring my stories to life and share them with my students and really try and share my passion for traveling and meeting new people and learning about different cultures with them on a daily basis. Ah, thank you so much, and I was glad to participate in this.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Kris Danford

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/01/2013

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