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 contributors

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

Walking Tour designers

  • Carlos Cruz
  • Francisco Miranda
  • Niall McCarthy

Student contributors

Student fellows and interns, 2018-

  • 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
  • David Zavala

Post Graduate Intern: Ele Anedde, MA

Student and Faculty Storytellers:

Student Researchers/Writers: Jesus Aldaz; Andrea Alonso; Kashiro-Oka Altamirano; Pedro Torres Alvarado; Geneva Angulo; Jaime Arredondo; Noah Backman; Dustin Bermudez; Miles Bower; Javier Campos; Katie Campos; Paul Carrasco; Annisa Cardona; Luna Castaneda; Kimberly Chavez; Hector Chavira; Aiden Check; Hassana Cole; Jordan Cook; Mikaela Corona; Fabian Cortez; Sergio Cortez; Daniela Cota; Taylor Culberson; Anfernee Curtis; Max Doll; Naomi Dominguez; Gabriel DeMark; Elijah Durias; Jose Escobar; Daisy Espinoza; Dair Figueroa; Ivonne Godinez; Alexia Gomez; Alfredo Gonzales; Brandon Gonzales; Jhoana Calvo Gomez; Jorge Gomez-Ramirez; Ana Gonzales; Marissa Grijalva; Kiara Guerrero; Vanessa Gutierrez; Rubaya Habib; Benjamin Hackett Sr.; Chris Hernandez; Valeria Hernandez; Daisy Higareda; Anthony Hightower; Alma Holguin-Flores; Ali Hussain; Alexa Key; Carter Krosky; Claudina Mazon Jimenez; Araya Jordan; Jean Marc Kamanda; Stephen Loper; Esteban Lopez; Esteban Lopez; Makayla Lovelace; Juan Luna; Jorge Magana; Phillip Martinez Jr.; Crystal Cruz Mata; Veronica Melchor; Grace McQuillin; Alfonso Mendez-Diaz; Melany Menendez; Alberto Minero; Rebecca Miranda; Maria Molina; Moses Monclova; Jovanna Moran; Tyra Morgan; Lynden Murphy; Mohamed Noor; Julian Nunez-Diaz; Lourdes Ochoa; Saul Orozco; Eduardo Ortiz; Mairim Ortiz; Tony Ortiz; Cameron Palmer; Emanuel Parada; Chimesa Parker; Anabella Parra; Reno Pastrano; Jimmy Perez; April Famoso Pineda; Janae Pridgett; Tobias Ramirez; Angela Rodriguez Ramos; Janeth Ramos; Michael Reid; Jose Reyes; Juan Rivera; Frances Rodrigues; Breanna Rodriguez; Brian Rodriguez; Leobardo Rodriguez; Neida Rodriguez; Thomas Rodriguez; Kolt Rogers; Nephtali Ruiz; Oscar Salas; Miranda Salgado; Allyssia Sanchez; Angelica Sanchez; Kendall Schwartz; Antionette Silago; Micah Simpson; Mason Skaugrud; Matt Spadafino; Tyler Smith; Mia Stankiewicz Marissa Torres; Karen Trejo; Charter Treseder; Trevon Trotter; Victor Utrilla-Herrera; Lorena Vazquez; Alexia Verdugo; Ashley Viana; Venezia Vidaurri; Shelby Voss; Camille Williams; Elysse Williams; Daniel Zepeda

(Italic indicates student founders)