Esai Morales

Esai Morales is a veteran actor, performing artist and activist. From roles in TV series and films to Broadway productions, his career in the entertainment industry spans over four decades. Conscious of his heritage, he has been a key advocate in reforming the image of Latinos in Hollywood and expanding positive representation. … Read More

Tatiana Bailey

Tatiana Bailey is an economist, healthcare expert, presenter and writer based out of Colorado Springs, CO. She has become a nationally recognized expert in economics through her years of education and work in the field. Bailey grew up in the nation’s capital of Washington D.C. … Read More

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is an award-winning Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, actor, author, and humanitarian. He is known for hits like “Living La Vida Loca” and “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely”, appearances on television series, and his philanthropic work. He first began his career at the age of 12 when he joined the Puerto Rican music group Menudo … Read More

Joelle L. Martinez

Joelle L. Martinez is the President, Executive Director, and CEO of the Latino Leadership Institute (LLI) at the University of Denver. The organization was founded in 2013 by a collection of Denver Latino leaders, with Martinez joining in 2014 to further the vision of helping Latinos prepare for and connect with positions of influence and … Read More

Andrea Guajardo

Andrea Guajardo is the Founder, Director and Resident Choreographer of the New York City-based dance company Ballet Nepantla. Created with co-founder Martín Rodríguez, she envisioned a production that combined traditional and contemporary dance while tapping into the historic and social dynamics of Mexican-American culture. Dancing has always been a central part of Guajardo’s life. She … Read More

Richard & Jessica Fierro

Jessica and Richard Fierro are the founders and owners of the Colorado Springs brewery Atrevida Beer Co. Founded in 2018, they sought to create a bold, daring establishment that lives and breathes the motto ‘Diversity, it’s on tap!’. With Jess as the head brewer, the company is Colorado’s first Latin owned brewery run by a … Read More

Ana Isabelle

Ana Isabelle is an award Winning Puerto Rican Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Dancer who stuns in her role as Rosalia in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story”, an adaptation from the 1961 version and she carries a long resume of success. Isabelle’s family played a huge part in her music career. At five years old, she was practicing … Read More

Vanessa Otero

VANESSA OTERO Is the founder and CEO of Ad Fontes Media, but this wasn’t always her plan. She earned a B.A. in English from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Denver. She was a patent attorney leading up to the 2016 election when social media users were growing polarized and posting links to … Read More

Lin-Manuel Miranda

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA Grew up in Manhattan, New York City, specifically Washington Heights. When Miranda was just seven years old, his Puerto Rican parents took him to see Les Miserables which sparked his interest in musicals. As he matured, his music taste widened to R&B and Hip Hop but his love for musical theater stayed strong. … Read More

Jasmine Star

JASMINE STAR While enrolled in law school, she made the difficult decision to drop out to be with her ill mother. She decided to pursue her passion of photography and now is one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the world, along with helping other female entrepreneur and is a first-generation Latina. Jasmine Star … Read More