Meet the Faculty and Students

The South Phoenix Oral History Project is a collaboration of faculty, students, staff, and community members affiliated with South Mountain Community College. We are committed to reclaiming and telling the stories of South Phoenix and SMCC!

Since 2017, the list of contributors has grown. Take a look at the founders and the students below, who have groomed this project from a small classroom assignment to a major community collaboration.

Faculty founders

Faculty partners

Andrea Rivers, English Faculty
Niall McCarthy, Computer Information Systems Faculty 

Student fellows

2018-2020

  • Mario Avent
  • Sydnee Carey
  • Mario Cervantes
  • Carlos Cruz (ASU STEM Train Scholar)
  • Chantel Freed
  • Ivonne Godinez
  • Tommy Lathrop
  • Francisco Miranda (ASU STEM Train Scholar)
  • Cristian Parra (ASU STEM Train Scholar)
  • Diego Lorenzana

Student Researchers/Writers: Jesus Aldaz; Andrea Alonso; Geneva Angulo; Noah Backman; Dustin Bermudez; Javier Campos; Paul Carrasco; Annisa Cardona; Luna Castaneda; Hector Chavira; Aiden Check; Hassana Cole; Fabian Cortez; Sergio Cortez; Daniela Cota; Taylor Culberson; Anfernee Curtis; Max Doll; Naomi Dominguez; Gabriel DeMark; Elijah Durias; Jose Escobar; Dair Figueroa; Ivonne Godinez; Alexia Gomez; Alfredo Gonzales; Brandon Gonzales; Jorge Gomez-Ramirez; Ana Gonzales; Vanessa Gutierrez; Rubaya Habib; Benjamin Hackett Sr.; Valeria Hernandez; Daisy Higareda; Anthony Hightower; Alma Holguin-Flores; Alexa Key; Carter Krosky; Araya Jordan; Jean Marc Kamanda; Stephen Loper; Esteban Lopez; Juan Luna; Jorge Magana; Phillip Martinez Jr.; Veronica Melchor; Grace McQuillin; Alfonso Mendez-Diaz; Melany Menendez; Maria Molina; Moses Monclova; Jovanna Moran; Tyra Morgan; Lynden Murpy; Julian Nunez-Diaz; Saul Orozco; Eduardo Ortiz; Tony Ortiz; Cameron Palmer; Emanuel Parada; Chimesa Parker; Anabella Parra; Reno Pastrano; Janae Pridgett; Michael Reid; Jose Reyes; Juan Rivera; Frances Rodrigues; Leobardo Rodriguez; Neida Rodriguez; Tobias Ramirez; Nephtali Ruiz; Allyssia Sanchez; Kendall Schwartz; Mason Skaugrud; Matt Spadafino; Tyler Smith; Marissa Torres; Trevon Trotter; Victor Utrilla-Herrera; Lorena Vazquez; Alexia Verdugo; Ashley Viana; Venezia Vidaurri; Camille Williams; Elysse Williams; Daniel Zepeda


(Italic indicates student founders)