Asked in downtown Mountain View. Photos and interviews by Samson So.
"My mom is Polish, German and Caucasian. Her grandma came to America putting dill pickles on tacos. You should definitely try it before you judge. My dad is Native American. He's Chickasaw Choctaw and he grew up in Oklahoma."
Emily Marshall, San Jose
"I don't know when we came here. It was a long time ago, but we're Irish, Scottish, English, German, French, and a little bit of American."
Katie Hutchison, Palo Alto
"My parents are from Puerto Rico. I grew up as an Army brat. I was born in Frankfurt, Germany. I moved to San Jose, California in 1979 and I still live here today."
Rafael Cuilan, San Jose
"I'm originally from South Korea. About 13 years ago, I came here by myself to go to school at Boston University. None of my family members are here."
Suzy Kang-Heisele, Mountain View
"My mom moved to the U.S in 1989. I followed a few years later in 1996. My two sisters and I came from the Philippines. I remember it taking almost 19 hours in the plane to get here. My parents wanted a better life in America for us."
Hazel Guivarra, Sunnyvale