Ivan is from Veracruz, Mexico. When he first got here, he went to Dallas, Texas. It was a big change for him. He was eleven years old when he came to the United States. He felt like he was in a new world because of the language. He stayed there for three months. Then, he came with his mother and his younger sister. After those three months, he came to Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Now he is fourteen years old. He is a sophomore at Pittsfield high school. He didn’t know any English at all. It took him 6 months to learn the basic English, and from there on he has been improving it. When he went to the school some of the student didn’t treat him as good as he was expecting, but that changed over time. Now he has a lot of American friends. He has friends from other places as well.
When he grows up he would like to be a well-known chef but being also a fireman isn’t too far from his mind.