Patricia Garcia
Inspiring Young Latina: Patricia Garcia
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.


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Zayda Rivera
Inspiring Young Latina: Zayda Rivera
By Sugey Palomares | 09/19/2012 - 15:06

Zayda Rivera, 35, applies her strength, determination, and positive spirit to every task at hand. As the director of multicultural communications strategy for the Hispanic Practice at Lagrant Communications, the Puerto Rican professional (and self-proclaimed yoga lover) helps promote and educate Latinos about the importance of health and health care. We spoke to the talented Latina about her role in communications and how she gives back to her community.


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Inspiring Latina: Jessica
Inspiring Young Latina: Jessica Priego
By Sugey Palomares | 09/11/2012 - 15:00

Jessica Priego, 38, runs a tight game as the Director of Advertising for the Chicago White Sox. The Mexican American professional, and lover of the arts, also serves on the board of the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) and the International Latino Cultural Center (ILCC). Find out her wise words about how to achieve your dreams and make it to the big leagues!

What do you love the most about working as Director of Advertising for the Chicago White Sox?


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Astrid Sarmiento
Inspiring Young Latina: Astrid Sarmiento
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!


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Martha Debayle
Inspiring Young Latina: Martha Debayle
By Sugey Palomares | 08/28/2012 - 16:00

After noticing a lack of coverage geared toward Latina moms, Martha Debayle began building her own niche multimedia franchise, BBMundo, back in 2000. Now she is one of the most influential Latinas in Latin America and was recently named the spokesperson for the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Pro-Keratine Hair Color Collection.

The Nicaraguan entrepreneur, who resides in Mexico, manages a media empire reporting on women’s health, pregnancy and fertility, child development and general parenting advice. 


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Dineen Laurel Lopez
Inspiring Young Latina: Dineen Laurel Lopez
By Samantha Leal | 08/07/2012 - 15:00

Dineen Laurel Lopez, 20, who goes by Dineen Laurel, is a New York City native who produces her own music and is already working on her second album. We got the scoop from the student-songstress on balancing her studies, the inspiration for her music, and her dream collaboration (hint: he brought sexy back).

Can you tell us a bit about your background?

"I'm Puerto Rican and European. I was born and raised in 'Loisaida' where Salsa was created!"


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Alyssa Vera Ramos
Inspiring Young Latina: Alyssa Vera Ramos
By Sugey Palomares | 06/26/2012 - 16:00

Alyssa Vera Ramos is the inspiring Latina of the week for her strong passion for theater and teaching. The Chicago native and Northwestern University graduate is a facilitator for the non-profit organization, For Youth Inquiry, a performing health collective, which helps inspire and educate inner-city teens. We got a chance to chat with Alyssa about her community work and love for the arts. Check it out below!

What inspired you to pursue a career in the drama arts?


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Lydia Villa Komaroff, Molecular Biologist, Dove Movement for Self-Esteem
Inspiring Latina: Lydia Villa-Komaroff
By Sugey Palomares | 06/19/2012 - 15:41

Molecular biologist, Lydia Villa-Komaroff is this week’s inspiring Latina for her strong dedication to the Dove Movement for Self-Esteem campaign, which empowers women to be confident and let their inner beauty shine. The Mexican American scientist began her college education at the University of Washington in Seattle and later transferred to Goucher College in Maryland.


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Beatriz Rivera
Inspiring Young Latina: Beatriz Rivera
By Sugey Palomares | 06/13/2012 - 18:00

Sixteen-year-old Beatriz Rivera is this week’s Inspiring Latina for her strong dedication to completing her education despite the challenges she faces due to her dyslexia. The Spanish Harlem, New York teen strives to graduate high school and continue on her path to higher education. Unfortunately, the public school system doesn’t provide enough academic support for children with special needs. Find out more about her inspiring story and how you can help below:


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Felicia Alcaraz
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Felicia Alcaraz
By Sugey Palomares | 05/30/2012 - 16:00

Felicia Alcaraz is a Latina who honors her roots and makes us proud with her dedication to raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The California native works as a Continuity Director for Clear Channel’s 99.1 KGGI-FM and won the 2012 Inland Empire Woman of the Year for her work with LLS. Felicia is currently working on her Master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy, which she hopes to earn by 2013.


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