By Sugey Palomares | 05/09/2012 - 11:18
Zoraida Córdova is the author of the fantasy fiction young adult book series, The Vicious Deep. The Ecuadorian writer takes readers on a journey into a mystical world, where a lifeguard-turned-merman is fighting for his life and searching for his true self. Córdova’s love for her homeland and childhood acculturation greatly inspired her first novel, which is already getting praise as one of the best summer reads for teens since its release earlier this month.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/16/2012 - 13:22
Real estate agent and entrepreneur, Yeidy Angelucci, is a force to be reckoned with. The Puerto Rican mother and business owner jumpstarted her own Rapid Realty franchise in Brooklyn, NY last year, and is celebrating continued success and it's no wonder why. The 31-year-old is one of the best closing agents in the history of the company - with a record of over 90 deals in a month!
We got to chat with Angelucci about how she worked her way to the top and what she does to give back to her community. Learn more about her inspirational story below.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/27/2012 - 16:42
Puerto Rican and Dominican host, Dee Vazquez dominates the airwaves. The 28-year-old host can be seen on FUSE's The Chronicles, or heard on HOT 97 and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. She is not only a TV and radio personality, she is a producer, journalist and, above all, a humanitarian.
By Jill Pankow | 03/12/2012 - 11:35
Columbia University researcher Kathy Rodriguez is helping families of young people diagnosed with cancer cope during their time of stress and uncertainty. This University of Florida graduate is using her interest in medicine, knowledge of language and passion for people to better her community. In the future she hopes to attend medical school, but at this point in time we are impressed with the work she is already doing to make the lives of those around her less painful.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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:
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.