Posts in Latinas
Ep. 71 Trabajadoras - Carmen Marin-Quarles

Trabajadoras: Conversations With Career Driven Woman

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories from different woman in different careers.  

Joining me today is Veteran Carmen Marin-Quarles.

Carmen was born and raised in Waukegan by her single dad.

She was deployed twice to Iraq and is currently pursuing her masters in social work to help veterans.

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Ep. 70 Trabajadoras - Lissette Jacobson

Trabajadoras: Conversations With Career Driven Woman

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories from different woman in different careers.  

Joining me today is Lissette Jacobson.

Lissette is a principal at an elementary school. She was born in the southside of Chicago and moved to Waukegan at the age of 8. We discuss her educational journey as a first generation college student and first generation Mexican American.

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Ep. 69 Trabajadoras - Liliana Buenrostro

Trabajadoras: Conversations With Career Driven Woman

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories from different woman in different careers.  

Joining me today is Liliana Buenrostro.

Liliana is an artist and founder of DopeMatik, a customized fashion brand.

Liliana graduated from the University of Kentucky. We talk about the inspiration behind DopeMatik and her journey as an entrepreneur. We discuss mental health and the importance of self care.

Instagram @dopematikbrand

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Ep. 68 Trabajadoras - Deputy Maria Nava

Trabajadoras: Conversations With Career Driven Woman

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories from different woman in different careers.  

Joining me today is Deputy Maria Nava.

Deputy Nava was born in a small town in Zacatecas, Mexico. Her family brought her to Chicago at the age of four. Deputy Nava talks to us about her life, how and why she became a Sheriff’s Deputy, and the positive impact she is able to make for the community.

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Ep. 67 Trabajadoras - Jacqueline Priego

Trabajadoras: Conversations With Career Driven Woman

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories from different woman in different careers.  

Joining me today is Jacqueline Priego.

Jaqueline is the writer, creator, co-director and actress of PinkSlipped.

PinkSlipped is a Latinx web series that follows the lives of three best friends navigating their careers while coming to terms that they are greater than the sum of their stifling jobs, self-sabotage and cultural stereotypes. 

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Ep. 66 Trabajadoras - Irene Marquez

Trabajadoras: Conversations With Career Driven Woman

For the next few weeks, I will be sharing stories from different woman in different careers.  

Joining me today is Irene Marquez.

Irene is a recovery specialist for a pharmaceutical company and runs her business, “Sparkle by Irene Marquez,” as a freelance makeup artist. After our conversation, I would describe Irene using these three words:

Passionate. Persistent. Resilient.

Irene faced setbacks that can easily lead someone to self destruction. Instead, she used those challenges as stepping stones to turn her life around.

Today, she is a mother, a wife, and a successful entrepreneur.

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Ep. 65 Trabajadoras - Esmeralda Silva

Esmeralda has her bachelor's  in Criminology & Law Studies from Marquette University and went on to earn her master's degree in Criminology, Law, & Justice from the University of Illinois.  Esmeralda always knew she wanted to have a career serving others. She started as a Bilingual Intake Coordinator in Chicago, where she worked with abused children. Then after, she was a Crisis Counselor for domestic violence in Lake County. She currently is a Community Resource Specialist in anti-human trafficking.

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Episode 52 (Part I) - Isaneida Alvarado & Charlene Medina-Parada

I invited two school psychologists to give us an insight into their profession.  Charlene currently works at an elementary school and Isaneida works at a high school. In part one, we dive into the role of a school psychologist. In part two, we discuss mental health and signs that parents could lookout for with their children. 

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Episode 51 - Lupe Murguia

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people to seek help if they are struggling. 

Joining me is Lupe Murguia, a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals with severe mental illnesses. Lupe joins me to share about her educational journey and about her role at work.

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Episode 50 - Karen Arzate

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people to seek help if they are struggling. 

My guest today is Karen Arzate, the founder of Fortaleciendo A La Mujer. Fortaleciendo A La Mujer is a spanish speaking women support group. Karen's goal is to empower and educate women on mental health. She shares her personal story with depression and why she started Fortaleciendo A La Mujer. 

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Episode 49 - PTSD with Anthony Ortega & Gwen Nunez

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people to seek help if they are struggling. In this episode, we will hear two different stories with individuals who have PTSD. 

Anthony Ortega is from Waukegan who now lives in San Antonio, Texas. He served ten years in the Air Force and was deployed 5 times in multiple combat missions. Anthony was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and depression.  

Gwen Nunez, has three boys, has a full time job, and is pursuing her degree in health science. Gwen was diagnosed with PTSD and is here to share  her traumatic experience due to domestic violence. 

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Episode 48 - Wendy Guadarrama

My goal this month is to reduce the shame and secrecy associated with mental health and also encourage people to seek help if they are struggling. 

My guest today is Wendy Guadarrama. Wendy is a professional who has been traveling all over the country for work conferences. She joins me to share about her educational journey, her career, a few shake ups in her life, and how she manages life with an unwelcomed guest named anxiety. 

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Episode 46 - Carolina Trejos

Joining me today is Carolina Trejos, a broadcast journalist and host of People VIP en Español. Carolina is from Colombia and came to this country at the age of 14.  We talked about starting a new life in a new country, changing careers, moving from Chicago to California to New York, life challenges, dreams and goals! Thank you Carolina for sharing your story with us. 

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Episode 45 - Daniela Castellanos

Daniela shares her educational journey that lead her to become a molecular biologist. We discuss her upbringing, the challenges she faced as a latina student, and her motivation behind her future career goals. A big thank you to Daniela Castellanos for sharing her story with us. 

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Episode 40 - Hendel Leiva

Joining me today is Hendel Leiva, the producer of the documentary film 'From One Mistake.' In his film, Hendel shares his one mistake he made as a teenager of targeting day laborers, despite having immigrant parents, to his transformation from being an offender to an immigrant activist. 'From One Mistake' is a film about the journey to self-awareness, empowerment, and action, in today’s hostile political atmosphere. Hendel is also the host of 'Immigration MIC; Moving Immigration Conversations.' 

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Episode 39 - Sassy And Ambitious

Joining me today is Jacqui and Mariana, the bloggers behind Sassy And Ambitious: Two Best Friends Striving to Empower and Inspire, One Sassy Post at a Time. They are two sassy and ambitious women who created a space where people can feel inspired and supported. Mariana shares the challenges of being a first generation college student and Jacqui shares about her challenges in choosing the correct path and career in her life. 

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Episode 37 - HAPPY ONE YEAR MY LOVES!

Yo! Solo episode this week!! 

A YEAR AGO TODAY, I RELEASED THE FIRST EPISODE---HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

I invite you all to come celebrate Saturday, August 26th 5pm-9pm at Green Town Tavern, 110 S. Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085.

oh btw, I quit my 9-5 and work 24/7 now

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