Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Joleen Rivera
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Joleen Rivera
By Jill Pankow | 03/05/2012 - 10:49

University of Wisconsin law student Joleen Rivera has already put her vast knowledge and infinite passion to good use by aiding the U.S. Latino population. When she completes her degree this year, she plans on leaving a long-lasting legacy for her community. The Puerto Rican academic is dedicated to challenging existing laws that hinder the progress of Latinos in this country. As a result of her commitment to social justice, Rivera is this week’s inspiring young Latina!


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Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Silvia Moya
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Jersey City High School Teacher Silvia Moya
By Jill Pankow | 02/27/2012 - 11:20

High School social studies teacher Silvia Moya inspires dozens of students every day. Teaching is not only this Ecuadorean’s dream, but her passion! It is through her own dedication that she is able to motivate other young people to reach beyond what they ever thought possible to accomplish goals they never knew they had. It is because of Silvia’s hard work and unrelenting commitment to making a difference that she has been selected as our inspiring young Latina this week!


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Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Amy Davila
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Amy Davila
By Jill Pankow | 02/20/2012 - 09:02

Twenty-year-old Amy Davila has her eye on the prize. She consistently uses her rampant creativity to better herself and prop open the door for opportunity to come rushing her way. Her drive to continue to push herself toward greater things has encouraged others to pursue their dreams and is the reason we have chosen her to be our inspiring young Latina this week!

Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Caitlin McGinnis


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Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Caitlin McGinnis
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Caitlin McGinnis
By Jill Pankow | 02/13/2012 - 12:40

At the tender age of 14, Caitlin McGinnis already understands the importance of loving others, and she is putting that belief into action. McGinnis is representing her community and giving the greatest gift that one can give - her time. This is why we’re proud to honor Caitlin as this week’s Inspiring Young Latina!


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Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Monika Langarica
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Monika Langarica
By Jill Pankow | 02/06/2012 - 14:22

This week we’re pleased to introduce you to Monika Langarica who has fought adversity and substandard conditions to not only become the first in her family to go away to school, but to also leave a positive, lasting impact on her community in the wake of her success. We were made aware of Monika’s story through an email from her stepmother, Martha Gonzalez, and now we’re proud to reveal her many accomplishments here to you.

Here’s Why Monika Inspires Us:


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Our January Inspiring Latinas
Our 4 Inspiring Young Latinas of the Month!
By Latina Staff | 01/31/2012 - 14:29

We previously reported on the inspirational story of Mercedes Ramirez Johnson, who survived a tragic plane crash in 1995. Johnson lost her parents in the accident and suffered severe injuries. Despite all of the challenges she faced, the mother of four boys finished college and transformed her terrible experience into a hopeful story. In honor of her powerful experience, we are highlighting our 4 Inspiring Latinas of the Month.


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Inspiring Latina: Samantha Garvey
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Samantha Garvey
By Sugey Palomares | 01/30/2012 - 12:27

This week’s featured Inspiring Young Latina of the Week is named Samantha Garvey. The Salvadoran-American teenager has inspired her community and our nation with her determination to succeed against all odds. In December, the New York student and her family were evicted from their home and forced to live in a homeless shelter. Despite facing this challenge, Garvey maintained a 3.9 grade point average and became a semifinalist for a prestigious science competition. We are so proud of her strength, courage, and perseverance!


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Inspiring Latina: Ariana Torres
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: NBA Cheerleader
By Adriana Rivera | 01/23/2012 - 10:02

This week’s featured Inspiring Young Latina of the Week is named Ariana, a Latina who proves that working hard really can pay off. Through studying and working simultaneously, this 23 year-old native of Mexico became the only full Latina on the NBA Los Angeles Clippers Spirit dance team, and she’s proud of it!

Why Ariana inspires us:


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Inspirational Young Latina of the Week: Patricia Ramirez
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Patricia Ramirez
By Amaris Castillo | 01/16/2012 - 11:55

Last week, we kicked off "Inspiring Young Latina of the Week," a unique weekly column where we will be profiling young Latinas who are making a difference in America. We asked Latina’s readers on Facebook to send in their stories of trailblazing mujeres to us, and while we received a handful, one heartfelt story emerged that left us incredibly touched.


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Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Gaby Rodriguez
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Gaby Rodriguez
By Amaris Castillo | 01/09/2012 - 12:28

Latina’s readers have told us repeatedly on Facebook how much they’d like to see us feature more inspirational stories about everyday Latinas. And since we ALWAYS listen to our readers, we are launching "Inspiring Young Latina of the Week," a unique weekly column where we will be profiling young Latinas who are making a difference in America. Check back every Monday to read about these trailblazing mujeres!


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