Taking Over: American Girls

We will shape the next generation of American girls

Anna Maria Chavez has become the first Latina to lead the Girl Scouts, essentially putting her in charge of part of the development of 2.3 million American girls, of which Latina chicas are a growing part and to whom the Girl Scouts teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship, along with practical skills. 

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Miranda Noland, Senior Photo Editor, Digital

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.