Welcome Inspiring Latinos Features!

Inspiring Latinos is a project that seeks to inspire America by recognizing Inspiring Latinos everywhere.  This page provides features of Inspiring Latinos with resources and inspiration from the individuals. The individuals exemplify at least one of our five pillars: financial viability, education, health, cultural heritage, and civic engagement.

We welcome you to submit your story or recommend someone that has inspired you.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

June 10, 2022

JESSICA ALBA About Jessica Alba Intelligent founder who truly lives the values of her company Jessica Alba was born on April 28th, 1981, in Pomona, CA. Her father is of Mexican descent and her mother of various European descent. Since her father was in the US Air Force, they moved around to Mississippi and Texas … Read More

Dr. Les “Coach” Fernandez

Dr. Les “Coach” Fernandez

March 31, 2022

Dr. Les Fernandez About Les Fernandez Boxing coach, psychotherapists, dedicated youth worker Les Fernandez Jr. worked many jobs as a boxing coach to psychotherapists, but he was also a dedicated youth worker. Coach, as most of the youth he worked with called him, believed that all kids, regardless of if they were drop-outs, drug users, … Read More

Ildaura Murillo-Rohde

Ildaura Murillo-Rohde

February 16, 2022

Ildaura Murillo-Rohde About Ildaura Murillo-Rohde 1st Hispanic nurse to obtain a doctorate degree from New York University Dr. Rohde was born in Panama on September 6th, 1920 and arrived in the U.S. in 1945. Her nursing career began in San Antonio, Texas where there was a large Hispanic population but few Hispanic nurses. This experience … Read More

Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

January 15, 2022

ELLEN OCHOA About Ellen Ochoa First Hispanic Woman to go into Space Born in California, Ellen Ochoa earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from San Diego State University and a master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, was the 11th director of the Johnson Space Center; the … Read More

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

November 24, 2021

SONIA SOTOMAYOR About Sonia Sotomayor Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, New York in 1954 to Puerto Rican-born parents, Juan Sotomayor and Celina Baez. Her father was a manual labor and her mother was a nurse. Her father died when she was nine, and she was subsequently raised by her mother. The family took … Read More

Ruben Gonzalez

Ruben Gonzalez

October 6, 2021

RUBEN GONZALEZ About Ruben Gonzalez is a four-time Olympian, a professional keynote speaker and a bestselling author. Gonzalez has spoken for over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies about developing mental toughness, attitude, and the principles that lead to success in business and in life. Gonzalez was born in Campana, Argentina, an oil town about … Read More

Molina Speaks

Molina Speaks

June 18, 2020

MOLINA SPEAKS About Molina Speaks Molina Speaks is an artist, poet, musician, lecturer, educator, and human bridge. As Artist, he has been named a Westword “Mastermind.” Molina has released over a dozen lyrical albums and has performed at a long list of Denver’s iconic cultural and performance venues. Molina is an honoree of the Lalo Delgado … Read More

Karma Leigh

Karma Leigh

June 10, 2020

KARMA LEIGH About Karma Leigh Karma Leigh is a Chicana from Colorado who was blessed to grow up between two worlds, the urban life of the city and the natural wonders of the Rockies. Both have inspired her work as an artist and educator. She teaches art to children, typically with non-profit organizations. She spent … Read More

David Ocelotl Garcia

David Ocelotl Garcia

May 21, 2020

DAVID OCELOTL GARCIA About David Ocelotl Garcia Colorado-based artist David Ocelotl Garcia is accomplished across several mediums including painting, sculpture, and murals. His work can be seen in public art commissions, and both museum and private collections.  He is a resident artist at the Latino Cultural Arts Center in Denver, Colorado. David discovered his natural … Read More

Juan-Maria Gallego

Juan-Maria Gallego

October 28, 2019

JUAN-MARIA GALLEGO About Juan-Maria Gallego , PsyD. Juan was attracted to different cultures very early on.  Born in Spain, he attended a French school, Le Lycée Français D’Alicante, since the age of three.  After spending several summers learning English in Cork, Ireland, he completed his high school in Walled Lake, Michigan, completing his bachelor’s degree … Read More