Shyamala Keshamouni came to the United States from Southern India in 1996, but it wasn’t until last year that she and her husband became naturalized citizens.

Shyamala and her son Abhinand reflect on their desire to preserve their Indian heritage while looking forward to participating in a U.S. presidential election for the first time.

Top photo: Abhinand Keshamouni (left) and Shyamala Keshamouni (right). Courtesy of Shyamala Keshamouni.