Hispanic Federation: UNIDOS 

It was a pleasure to be present and support the Hispanic Federation at their annual gala. The event was held in the beautiful American Natural History Museum in New York City. Among the evening’s honorees were Gloria and Emilio Estefan who received the Legacy Award. ​​ Chef Aaron Sanchez was also recognized at the gala.…

Hispanicize 2017

Latino trendsetters, influencers and newsmakers gather in Miami, Florida for the 8th annual Hispanicize conference. You know you’re in for something special when on the first day, Colombian musical artist Juanes performs… ​​  I’ve been going to the conference for the last 4 years as part of the partnership between Hispanicize and NAHJ (where I…

The Fall…er Spring Classic

I’m in love with the World Baseball Classic! I’ve never gone to ball games where the festive atmosphere resembled a futbol ⚽️ match. In a sport that is famous for its conservative ways, it was refreshing to hear the chanting from international fans like the Japanese diehards. When have you ever seen dragons 🐉 at…

(The) Americas’ Pastime

‪”Take me out to the ball game‬, take me out with the crowd‬, Buy me some peanuts and…CHURROS!!‬” It was a joy to see firsthand the intersection of sport and culture during the first round of the World Baseball Classic in Jalisco, México this month. I’ve been to my share of ball games in the…

Speed Networking At CUNY

I nearly lost my voice after an intense hour + of speed networking at City of New York (CUNY), Graduate School of Journalism on 2/28. We covered (very briefly) the key to reaching our goals…the ability to be hyper focus – that’s where success lives. If the finish line isn’t clear to us then our…

“Elena” Honored At The Impact Awards

I’m always happy to celebrate talented people doing amazing things in media focused on the Latino community including… …the dynamic duo Craig Gerber (creator, executive producer) and Silvia Olivas (producer, head writer) of Disney’s Elena of Avalor. Both were honored for Outstanding Animated Series by the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) at this year’s Impact Awards.…

NAMIC Chapter Forum

I’m volunteering as a board member of the New England chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC). NAMIC is an organization which seeks to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. It’s is an organization which I’ve benefited from having graduated from the prestigious Executive Development Leadership Program…