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.

  • Mobile Lowdown: Durham Edition

    Posted on April 17, 2014, from .

  • My StoryBooth, My City: Chicago-Style.

    Posted on April 15, 2014, from Chicago, Illinois.

  • A Day In The Life: StoryCorps Facilitators Part III

    Posted on April 10, 2014, from .

  • Around the Office: The Interns of StoryCorps!

    Posted on March 27, 2014, from .

  • 8 Stories of Everyday Leading Ladies

    Posted on March 20, 2014, from .

  • Mobile Lowdown: Huntsville Edition

    Posted on March 13, 2014, from Mobile, Alabama.

  • My StoryBooth, My City.

    Posted on March 11, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorpsU 101

    Posted on March 6, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps Cribs: A Look Inside Our Recording Facilities

    Posted on March 4, 2014, from .

  • Adventures in Storytelling: The SF Reboot

    Posted on February 25, 2014, from .