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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

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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

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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

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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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Latino Writer David Rice

Crazy Loco, a collection of nine short stories, makes you laugh and cry. Filled with passion, a little romance and focused entirely on life growing up Mexican-American in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Crazy Loco is an award-winning book by David Rice, whose pre-teen life, abuelos, friends and family are clearly the inspiration for… Read more

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Career Spotlight: Fashion Designer

With every successful professional, there comes a story of challenges and inspiration. Fashion designer, Alice Garcia, is no exception. After graduating with a fashion design degree in Guadalajara, Mexico, she began her career in the industry in 1975, working for the company, Artcarved, as a jewelry designer. From that point, she tells us how she… Read more

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Career Spotlight: Social Worker

Career Responsibilities: As a casework supervisor, I have the responsibility of overseeing a caseload of 29 cases with 81 children. These are family court cases involving abused and neglected children. Ideally, we would have a volunteer advocate on these cases that does the brunt of the work. I supervisor the volunteers and guide them through… Read more

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Belinda Acosta, Columnist

What are some of your job responsibilities? I write a weekly column called TV Eye. For this, I watch TV, and follow trends in the TV industry and in the government (e.g. the FCC). I write everything from basic reviews ( TV movies, new TV series), to commentary on what’s happening on the small screen… Read more

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