Ruth Palacio (right), 63, and daughter Shantel Palacio, 33, at home in Brownsville. Both women pursued careers in education: Ruth is a bilingual child psychologist. Shantel is pursuing a Ph.D. in education policy.

Ruth Palacio (right), 63, and daughter Shantel Palacio, 33, at home in Brownsville. Both women pursued careers in education: Ruth is a bilingual child psychologist. Shantel is pursuing a Ph.D. in education policy.

Ruth Palacio (right), 63, and daughter Shantel Palacio, 33, at home in Brownsville. Both women pursued careers in education: Ruth is a bilingual child psychologist. Shantel is pursuing a Ph.D. in education policy.

Ruth Palacio (right), 63, and daughter Shantel Palacio, 33, at home in Brownsville. Both women pursued careers in education: Ruth is a bilingual child psychologist. Shantel is pursuing a Ph.D. in education policy.