By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/20/2012 - 13:28
Iliana Guibert McGinnis is an actress and philanthropist. When she's not on stage, shooting a commercial, or working on an independent film project -- she dedicates her time and energy to giving back to her community.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/13/2012 - 12:30
Monica Herrera has always been willing to go that extra-mile to make her dreams come true. Whether she was taking on extra writing assignments at Billboard or Rolling Stone, or writing about the things that interested her most, like music.
By Sugey Palomares | 10/16/2012 - 16:00
Brenda Henry-Sanchez proves that with education and practice, you can make the world a better place. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, Sanchez has a passion for making sure our nation is on a path towards better health. As the program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she oversees the grassroots initiatives that improve the wellbeing of underrepresented communities nationwide.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 10/11/2012 - 16:00
Honduran American Lilliana Alvarez, 30, considers herself different, and she likes it. Her main goal is to communicate to the world her "fierceness," as she puts it, through her own personal style. "Wear your look, walk it, talk it and live it for the moment," she says.
By Sugey Palomares | 10/02/2012 - 16:00
Patricia Garcia, 25, has the soul of a survivor. The Mexican newlywed from California was diagnosed with a rare type of tumor that is effecting her lungs and heart. She is currently treating her three-malignant thymoma at the USC Hospital in Los Angeles. As treatment expenses continue to mount, her family launched a Give Forward campaign to help with medical costs.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 09/27/2012 - 17:00
Brittany Maldonado is an actress, painter, poet and writer. The Puerto Rican artist, has dedicated her life to expression in all art forms. “Art, whether it was through words or painting, has always been my means of expression,” she says. She looks to artists such as Salvador Dali and Lauren Velez for inspiration. Currently, she is working on a play written by Latino playwright Jose Rivera.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/05/2012 - 15:00
Colombian and Honduran-American, Astrid Sarmiento, 23, loves putting her art design knowledge to good use. The Queens native is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Web Design from The New York City College of Technology and interning at the start-up company, Wordever. Find out more about her story and how she gives back to her community below!
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 08/21/2012 - 16:00
Sara Maria Saborido, a Miami, Florida native of Spanish descent, is no ordinary girl. By the age of 29, she has earned an MBA, has worked for the last seven years teaching and caring for the children in her classroom, and has committed her life to helping others. Saborido counts her blessings every day and is most thankful to her mother, for making all of her dreams possible.
By Sugey Palomares | 08/14/2012 - 16:00
Stephanie Flor, 25, believes in the power of universal beauty. The Costa Rican and Ecuadorian make-up artist jumpstarted the all-natural beauty hub, Around The World Beauty, which features historical cultural beauty traditions for modern day women. The savvy businesswoman also volunteers to makeover senior citizens through a partnership with the program, GlamourGals.
Get to know this inspiring chica below!