Christen Garden

v i s u a l i z i n g   i m m i g r a n t   P h o e n i x


I am senior student graduating from ASU in December 2016 with a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences and my minor will be in Social Cultural Anthropology.  I love my native Phoenix!  I was born in 1975 in South Phoenix and raised in the West Phoenix area of Maryvale. Since 1985, I have resided in North Glendale.  My interests are in Urban History and a love for Sociology.  I am a mother of five children that give me all the more reason to keep learning and pursuing my education.  With all its characters and life, I firmly believe that the world is the best educational yard to play in.


In Progress


Immigrants bring color of life to their neighborhoods

Colorful homes bring  the vibrant colors of Mexican culture and proud heritage to a Maryvale neighborhood.

Maryvale murals

Show Immigrant Connections to Phoenix

An explosion of art decorating the block walls of Maryvale neighborhoods interprets the community's heritage, cultural pride, and rightful inclusion within our city and nation.