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Cauce, Ana Mari
Ana Mari Cauce
Ana Mari Cauce's interest in how child and adolescent development are shaped by social forces springs from her own early experiences. Born in 1956, in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States at the age of 3 and settled along with her brother in Miami, Florida. The move was initiated by her parents, who were fleeing Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution. In Florida, her father, who had served as Cuba's minister of education, worked in a factory, making dress shoes; her mother worked in a factory, making tennis shoes. And while her new life in Miami was generally happy and neither she nor her brother were deprived of the more important things in life, her parents' shift from a life of prominence and prestige to one marked by struggle and sacrifice no doubt played a role in Cauce's lifelong concern for children and youth growing up in poverty or other ...