An unexpected connection

Rebecca Peterson, Vizcaya’s community program director, is a native to Miami and a 5th generation Floridian. For several generations, her family lived in the small town of Hawthorne, Florida before migrating south. This family history was the catalyst for an unexpected friendship between Rebecca and someone she met through work. 

A journey from Haiti

Oldine Monestime, Vizcaya’s Volunteer Activities Fellow, recounts her family’s story of traveling from Haiti, through the Bahamas, to their final destination in Miami. 

better opportunities //  a different life

Linda Aragon, Vizcaya’s Executive Assistant, shares her parents’ story of migration. Although her mother and father came from very different countries, they both ended up living in The Magic City.