Avanza Latino Podcast: Interview with Roberto Garcia

“You can’t save everyone out in the open ocean but you’ll save some,” says Inspiring Latino Roberto Garcia.  Roberto is an attorney practicing in California dedicated to empowering underrepresented communities.  The son of working-class immigrants, he is a first-generation graduate of UC Santa Barbara and the People’s College of Law (PCL).  He now practices traditional … Read More

Avanza Latino: Interview with Diana Tellefon Torres

Diana Tellefson Torres is the executive director for the United Farm Workers Foundation. Under her leadership, the UFWF has provided resources and services to tens of thousands of farm workers, in addition to advocacy and civic engagement opportunities. Most recently, the UFWF has successfully worked to craft a bipartisan bill, called the Farm Workforce Modernization … Read More

Juan-Maria Gallego

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

Bobby Herrera

BOBBY HERRERA About Bobby Bobby believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed and is an unwavering champion for the underdog. He’s co-founder and CEO of Populus Group—one of the fastest-growing HR services companies in the United States with annual revenue of $500 million and many Fortune 100 customers. As one of thirteen children in … Read More

Podcast Series – Episode 1 – Interview with Leena Mendoza

This episode highlights the story of Leena Mendoza. Leena is a Capital Development Specialist, Department of Transportation for her city of Fresno, CA. Leena shares intimate details about growing up in a mixed family. Her mother is Thai and Laos and her father Mexican. Having a child of her own at an early age and … Read More