Inspiring Latina of the Week: Journalist Maria Eugenia Alcón
By Valerie Tejeda | 04/23/2013 - 14:10

Maria Eugenia Alcón is the Deputy Editor of NBCLatino.com. Born in Colombia, and raised for some of her life in Spain, Maria’s career began in 1997, where she was hired as a producer for CBS Telenoticias. From there, Maria worked as an Emmy Award-winning producer for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, where she covered heart-wrenching stories such as the Haiti Earthquake tragedy, and the saga of the Chilean miners. Maria has also worked as a field producer traveling across Latina America and the United States, reporting on various topics. 


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Amy Tintera
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Young Adult Author Amy Tintera
By Valerie Tejeda | 04/09/2013 - 11:56

At only 30-years-old, Texas native Amy Tintera has accomplished quite a lot. Her debut young adult novel REBOOT is being published by HarperCollins, and the movie rights for the book have already been bought by Fox.


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Maria Molina
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Meteorologist Maria Molina
By Valerie Tejeda | 04/02/2013 - 13:14

Maria Molina is a meteorologist for FOX News Channel. Originally from Nicaragua, Maria is one of the youngest weather women on cable. In addition to her busy job at FOX, Molina is working towards her graduate degree at Columbia University, studying climate change. With her hard work ethic, and positive outlook on life, Maria Molina is this week’s Inspiring Latina!

What inspired you to become a meteorologist? 


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Ballet Dancer Jenna Graves
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Ballet Dancer Jenna Graves
By Valerie Tejeda | 03/26/2013 - 13:58

Jenna Graves, is a professional dancer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who always dreamed of performing on stage. Jenna just finished dancing for the world-renowned dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2013 season at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (March 13 - 24). This is her second season with Ailey II. Being Puerto Rican, she is the only Latina dancer in the company of 12 dancers. Ms.


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Inspiring Latina of the Week Adriana Suarez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Dove Beauty Campaign 'Real Woman' Adriana Suarez
By Samantha Leal | 03/19/2013 - 13:59

Dove celebrates and features "real women," in their ads, and we love them for that! Celebrating true beauty, the brand recently launched its new series of ads -- and Colombian Adriana Suarez represents for us Latinas! A student at Florida International University, she loves riding horses and entertaining her friends by throwing dinner parties. We caught up with Adriana to talk Dove details, her future goals and why she loves being Latina.

Tell us a bit about your background.


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Business Owner Adela Quezada
By Valerie Tejeda | 02/26/2013 - 14:30

Adela Quezada is the owner of Juice it Up!, a franchise smoothie and juice bar chain that specializes in blended-to-order real fruit smoothies located in Fontana, California. After experiencing abuse for most of her childhood, Adela ran away from Mexico to the United States when she was just 18. Today, Adela not only has a happy family life but she is also a successful entrepreneur and small business owner. We spoke to Adela about her business and passion for the Latino community,


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Philanthropist Marjoriet Matute
By Valerie Tejeda | 02/20/2013 - 12:56

Marjoriet Matute is the founder of Devin and Tristan Give Back, a charity that raises awareness for different issues, collects toys and helps with anything else that is needed in communities. The non-profit organization has various collections throughout the year to help support the organizations that need their help. They work hard to support those in need any way they can.


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Wanda Arriaga
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Actress Wanda Arriaga
By Jill Pankow | 02/13/2013 - 10:50

Puerto Rican Wanda Arriaga does it all. She’s an actress, former professor, writer and voiceover actress -- and if that isn’t enough, she’s also the mom to two young children. Talk about having a full plate! Never satisfied settling for the way things are, Arriaga is committed to propelling herself forward in her career, even when that’s meant writing roles for herself instead of waiting for them to come to her. She’s constantly finding ways to make money doing jobs that she’s passionate about while remaining incredibly dedicated to her husband and children.


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Julietta Lopez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Constituent Liaison Julietta Lopez
By Kamren Curiel | 02/05/2013 - 12:11

While most college grads are still scrambling to find a job, 22-year-old Queens native Julietta Lopez is working full-time for New York Senator Charles Schumer—and pursuing her Master's! The Colombian American go-getter started interning for the Senator during her senior year at Marymount Manhattan College and when she graduated last spring with a double major in International Studies and Political Science, landed a position as constituent liaison.


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Tracy Perez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Beauty Director Tracy Perez
By Valerie Tejeda | 01/29/2013 - 13:40

Tracy Perez is the beauty director for Parents and American Baby magazines. She has been working in the editorial industry for twelve years and has always had a passion for writing. Perez  double-majored in Journalism and Spanish at Syracuse University and even wrote for her school and hometown papers while in high school. In addition to the print version of Parents, Tracy works on the tablet edition and blogs for Goodyblog.com.


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