Hispanicize 2018

I’m proud to collaborate once again with the organizers of the Hispanicize national conference. I joined my friend Mekahlo Medina as co-chair of the Hispanic Journalist Showcase. I oversaw 3 sessions… CNN “Facts First: Holding The White House Accountable” at Hispanicize 2018. Guest Speakers: Ramon Escobar VP Talent Recruitment & Development, CNN Worldwide Boris Sanchez…

Hortencia Zavala Scholarship

Meet Cristal and Brenda, the first Hortencia Zavala Scholarship (HZS) 👵 recipients of 2018; who were celebrated at the NAHJ San Diego/Tijuana Chapter fundraiser in March. HZS a not-for-profit organization which helps Latino students 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏽‍🎓reach their scholastic dreams. Your donations make it possible for these students and many others like them to get a higher…

ALPFA Boston Student and High School Summit

Success Strategy in a word is Commitment 💪🏼 Commitment to self… Invest in education, training, work ethic Commitment to team… Family, friends, coworkers; no one wins alone Commitment to your journey… Follow your own path despite the obstacles A special thanks to ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) of Boston for inviting to speak…

Evolution Of U.S. Hispanic Media – How To Speak To Hispanic Millennials

While language proficiency in English and Spanish is paramount in reaching U.S. Hispanics…cultural proficiency is even more important. Happy to have joined Luis Miguel Echegaray, Head of Latino/Spanish Content & Producer, Sports Illustrated and Jens Manuel Krogstad, Writer/Editor, Pew Research Center on a panel discussion on how Hispanics and in particularly Hispanic millennials are consuming…

HHF: Latinos On The Fast Track

Happy to have been among the guest speakers invited to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) Charla. The Charlas are local, self-organized discussions led by community leaders across the country focused on everything from technology, entrepreneurship, to wellness. Thanks to Hispanic Heritage Foundation for inviting me speak about the lack of #diversity…

Diversity Works: Fairness & Accuracy In Newsrooms

Very grateful to have my friends and colleagues join me at Kingsborough Community College to discuss the importance of newsroom diversity. Journalists are entrusted with providing news and information which are in the public’s best interest. Their experience, background, gender and a host of other factors have a direct impact on how content is gathered,…