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Latina Leader Valeria Chavez

Valeria Chavez A recent graduate of Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, twenty-four year old Valeria Chavez has earned a law degree from the prestigious Mexican university. Driven by the injustices that she saw by everyday life, especially towards minors, she felt an internal calling to help those that were oppressed by their situation. During her time… Read more


Career Spotlight: Claudia Lujan

Entrepreneur/Writer  Young Latinos across the nation are making advances in professional fields that we were often underrepresented in. An aspiring writer and half-marathoner on her off time, Claudia Luján is now immersing herself in the entrepreneurship culture after graduating college. This is her story.    Claudia Lujan always displayed at intellectual curiosity for the world… Read more


Career Spotlight: Ada Alvarez Conde

Ada Alvarez Conde, Women’s Rights Advocate Position: Senate & Fundación Alto al Silencio Director of the Committee for Women Issues Hometown:  San Juan Puerto Rico Website: Describe your work: I founded a non-profit to create awareness of dating violence and to prevent domestic violence. I’ve given more than 300 conferences in schools, universities, communities,… Read more


Career Spotlight: Assistant Instructor

Carolyn Rhea Drapes is an instructor in the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), she holds a PhD and imparts English and business writing classes. What are some of your job responsibilities? As a graduate student, I seek to use the dissertation process and time to create new knowledge and collaborate with my peers…. Read more

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Career Spotlight: Chief Communications Officer

Name: Yvette A. Nuñez Position & Title: Chief Communications Officer Employer: Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. City & State: Philadelphia, PA What are some of your job responsibilities? I lead our $24M multi service non-profit organization’s fundraising, communications, special events, corporate relations, community relations, civic engagement and volunteer management efforts; serve as member of executive… Read more


Career Spotlight: Chief School Officer

Danna Diaz Position & Title: Chief School Officer, Area One Superintendent Employer: El Paso ISD City & State: El Paso What are some of your job responsibilities? I serve elementary and middle schools that feed into four high schools. They are Bowie, Coronado, El Paso and Jefferson/Silva. I work with principals and central office to… Read more


Latina Lawyers: You Can Do It!

How many times has it been said, “Law school is so hard”? The chances are probably several times. Like any form of higher education, law school is a challenging commitment that requires hard work and discipline. Instead of letting naysayers put ideas of “you can’t” in your head, think “you can”! Latinas are underrepresented in… Read more


Career Spotlight: Marketing Manager

Name: Michelle Raphael Position and Title: Associate Marketing Manager for the Power To End Stroke campaign Employer: American Heart Association in Dallas, TX What are some of your job responsibilities? I manage all of the online properties for the Power To End Stroke movement and Vida Saludable, a healthy living site for Latinos. These include… Read more


Careers: State Farm Agent

Crystal Martinez used her business and financial savvy to help others by opening up her own business as a State Farm Agent.  Her work involves meeting with clients and helping them plan insurance and financial services that meet their needs. She shares her experience starting her own business. Position & Title: State Farm Agent Employer: State Farm… Read more


Linda Asaf

Linda Asaf is a Texas designer with a penchant for lace, chiffon and silk dresses. Asaf, who is of Mexican and Chinese heritage has her own shop in Austin, a new swimsuit line and an online store. She is perhaps best known for her custom-made bridal gowns, which start at around $1,500, depending on the… Read more

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