Arizona Storytellers: Laura Gómez
KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.
Laura Gómez is from Bogotá, Colombia. She lived in the same town with her extended family until she was 12. In 2004, Gómez’s mom got a job in Puerto Rico. So Gómez and her mom and brother moved from the chilly Bogotá climate to the sunny island of Puerto Rico.
Gómez enjoyed the beaches at first, it was an adventure. But soon, this new adventure turned bitter.
Laura Gómez is a reporter at La Voz.
The next storytelling event is Sept. 24, 2016, at Grand Canyon Village at Grand Canyon National Park.