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Career Spotlight: Reporter

Name: Denise Olivas Position & Title: Reporter/Anchor Employer: KVIA Location: El Paso, TX What are some of your job responsibilities? I am a reporter for Good Morning El Paso and co-anchor for ABC-7 at Noon. Some of my responsibilities include gathering stories, conducting interviews, and writing and editing stories for newscasts. Describe your educational background… Read more

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Becoming a Media Superstar

María Elena Salinas, an inspiring role model for Latinas, has had an amazing career at the Spanish-language news station. María is a journalist from Los Angeles who has grown and developed throughout her career at Univision. Being born and raised in California to two Mexican immigrants gives her the on-the-ground knowledge of several aspects of… Read more

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Career Spotlight: Principal

Elizabeth Maldonado uses her experiences as a student as well as an educator in her efforts to better how children are taught in her community. Having grown up in a neighborhood that lacked resources, Elizabeth Maldonado developed a passion for teaching in low income areas, where students are often overlooked and slip through the cracks… Read more

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Career Spotlight: Medical Professional

From la pisca, manual labor to a successful PhD in Nurse Practice, Beatriz Bautista is an exemplary role model, not just for Latinas, but to all women. Can you tell us more about your background? I’m from Edinburg, TX but spent most of my childhood in Idaho. My grandparents came to this country thanks to… Read more

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Careers: Border Patrol Agent

Name: Rose Miranda Position & Title: Border Patrol Agent Employer: United States Border Patrol What are some of your job responsibilities? To deter anything associated with terrorism, counter narcotics, illegal immigration and human trafficking. Mainly to deter illegal entries into the United States by patrolling the middle areas between the ports of entries. We look… Read more

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Career: Telemundo Anchor Karla Leal

Describe your current job now and what you like about it: I have the blessing of being the main anchor and reporter for Telemundo Austin. We cover the central Texas area providing local, national and international news in Spanish during our 5pm and 10pm noticieros on cable channel 75, and digital channel 42.2 I love… Read more

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Career Spotlight: Financial Planner

Cynthia Escalante uses her financial savvy as a financial planner to help people with their finances from saving money to opening their own businesses. She is the first in her family to go to college and get a degree. She is a go-getter who is dedicated to accomplishing every goal she sets for herself.  Today,… Read more

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Career Spotlight: News Reporter

Kandolite Flores is a broadcast journalist in El Paso Texas.  She gets information and stories from the community and delivers them in the news hour. She also reports on the traffic every morning to make sure people get to work and school on time. She is a positive role model in the community and loves… Read more

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Career Spotlight: Angela Sustaita, Klothes Lime Boutique Owner

Angela Sustaita is the owner of Klothes Lime Buy-Sell-Trade in El Paso, Texas. The resale boutique sells fashionable secondhand clothing for women and men. The concept is used to encourage people to reduce, reuse and recycle. Customers can bring in their items that are just hanging in their closet and trade them for a stylish… Read more

Career Spotlight: Writer Jennifer Cervantes

Do you dream of writing for a living? Get inspired by Jennifer Cervantes, who does just that as a middle school fiction author and college instructor.   Cervantes has been writing since 2006 and released her first novel, Tortilla Sun, in 2010. The novel has kept her busy and on the road, speaking at various events,… Read more

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