Zayra Hall grew up in Cerritos. She said she loved that her community was made up of different cultures, languages and faiths.
Hall’s mother was an immigrant from Honduras and while her father was a World War II veteran. Even though her mother spoke three languages her English was her worst.
“Translating for her was part of my job at home,” Hall said. It was this skill that helped Hall get her job as a bilingual para-educator.