Mitra Bonshahi developed an ear for listening while working at a 24 hour diner in her hometown of Chicago. She grew to appreciate the colorful stories she heard from the local patrons, which led her to become a Facilitator for StoryCorps in 2006. Upon witnessing a moving conversation between a husband and his wife who had Alzheimer's, she understood the importance of capturing fading memories and celebrating the present lives of people. After her run as a Facilitator, she was inspired to become a coordinator for the Memory Loss Initiative where her natural affinity for the elderly and their stories continues to flourish.

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  • The 2014 StoryCorps Gala!

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  • Inside the Historias Archive: An Interview with Christian Kelleher

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    Posted on September 22, 2014, from Chicago, Illinois.

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