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05 October 2022

Dani Reyes-Acosta: A Mexican-Filipina Filmmaker Trailblazer Focused on Community

Dani Reyes-Acosta grew up in Southern California, surrounded by production agencies. Yet it wasn’t until years later she discovered a passion for filmmaking.
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28 September 2022

Nina Marti: Diversifying the Workforce for a Better Tomorrow

Born and raised in Maryland, Nina Marti comes from a proud Salvadoran family. She attended the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Theatre. For many years, she…
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21 September 2022

Kelly Vera: From an Internship to a Passion for Conservation

Born and raised in Toms River, New Jersey, Kelly Vera is proud to be both Ecuadorian and a New Jerseyan. Coming from a family of environmental scientists where both her father and sister majored in…
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14 September 2022

Pastor Almanidia Velasco: Learning to Build a Resilient Ministry

Born in Sanger and raised in Parlier, California, Pastor Almanidia was instilled from a young age the power of community. Her family loved being involved in the community and took pride in the small agricultural…
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31 August 2022

Karina Meza: Overcoming Hardships through Hope and Family Strength

From a very young age, Karina Meza relied on her parents and younger brother to navigate life in the United States after immigrating to this country at five years old. Throughout her life, her family…
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24 August 2022

Clara Hernandez: Making Experiences into Opportunities of Growth

Clara Hernandez was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. Clara’s passion for helping others led her to find opportunities in social work. Most recently, she began managing cases related to the resettlement of refugees…
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