Sheila Espineli

Sheila Espineli is the New England branch manager of an international educational company, Kumon North America. She has Masters Degrees in English and in French. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sheila currently lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, just northwest of Boston. Sheila and Lauren Espineli are first-generation Filipino-Americans. In their regular column, "My So-Called Asian Identity," they will explore their racial identities growing up, living in different parts of the country and while traveling to different parts of the world.  They will also describe their experiences on a recent trip to the Philippines as well as reflect on the presence (or seeming lack thereof) of Filipino awareness in U.S. popular culture.

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