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

Jessica Alba

JESSICA ALBA Intelligent founder who truly lives the values of her company. 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 before settling down in southern … Read More

Dr. Les “Coach” Fernandez

Dr. Les Fernandez 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, or youthful offenders, were not loving or feeling loved. Coach made this … Read More

Ildaura Murillo-Rohde

Ildaura Murillo-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 promoted her determination to obtain a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at New … Read More

Ellen Ochoa

ELLEN OCHOA 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 first Hispanic director and only the second female director. Before … Read More