How Do You Say Success in Spanglish?

How Do You Say Success in Spanglish?

The path to success isn’t paved for people of color. Join me as I sit down with individuals who share their stories as we learn how to say Success in Spanglish.

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April 8, 2024 52 mins

After 8 years in healthcare, and at the suggestion of his wife, Giovanni decided to go back to school and pursue his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter.  In 2004 he was hired as a Paid Professional Firefighter by the City of Hialeah Fire Rescue Department and 2 years later, was hired by Miami Dade County Fire Rescue. Giovanni has add many certifications to his resume such as:

 EMT-Paramedic
Hazardous Materials Technician ...

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Brittany Simpson, Born and Raised in Sunrise fl. Playing soccer sinc the age of 3, Brittany attended an academic and athletic high school where she played varsity all 4 years, as well as being a part of various honor societies. She committed to Yales D1 soccer program after her sophomore year. 

During College she play on the Yale Woman's soccer team for all 4 years while majoring in Chemistry. Captained her senior yea, she cont...

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Thomas Ray Garcia is a writer, educator, and entrepreneur from Pharr, Texas. He is the author of the award-winning short story collection,  The River Runs: Stories and co-author of El Curso de la Raza: The Education of Aurelio Manuel Montemayor. He is the founder and board chair of the College Scholarship Leadership Access Program (CSLAP), a lead coordinator for the Hidalgo County Prosperity Task Force, an adjunct professor at Sout...

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Navigating the biotech industry's complex terrain takes more than just science smarts—it demands resilience, ethics, and a strong sense of self. Join me, Raul Lopez, as I sit down with a  professional from a leading pharmaceutical company, who shares their journey from a humble upbringing to the boardrooms of corporate power. We tackle the issue of systematic racism and how it shapes experiences in the workplace, ...

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Eriel Anchondo is a husband of 12 years to Jacqueline Anchondo. A proud father to three beautiful children, Eric, Michelle, and Christian. Eriel is also a chess aficionado with no hopes of ever becoming a grand master and a Mexican food enthusiast. Professionally he is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Franklin Street Properties, a public real estate investment trust focused on infill and central business dist...

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George Torres is an award-winning dynamic storyteller, producer, workshop facilitator, change agent, and social media visibility consultant, who passionately elevates Latino culture. With a strong focus on preserving and promoting our heritage, George works tirelessly to raise awareness about brands and initiatives that celebrate the richness of Latino culture.

Driven by a lifelong disappointment in the absence of Latino stories fro...

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John Gonzalez is a Staff Instructor and Judge with The Universal Cheerleaders Association and The Spirit Consultants, a Judge/Master Teacher for Dancer’s Inc. Dance Conventions & Competitions. A Judge/Master Teacher for Step Up 2 Dance Dance Conventions & Competitions. A certified Dance Instructor through Dance Educators of America,  Cheerleading Coach through USA Cheer, and member of The National Dance Educators Organizati...

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Jose Avalos, Cofounder & CEO of TECH23, a media and entertainment company for the advancement of Latinos in Tech. With over 10 years of creating events and designing programs for first-generation college students, small-business owners, and Latinos in tech, y cultivando una comunidad para Latinos in Tech con ganas de aprender, crecer, y divertirse!
 
www.tech23.us

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From a shy youngster in Houst...

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December 18, 2023 26 mins

It's time for my review :/

Lets look back at how things have been going on the podcast so far. I reflect on some of the big topics that came up, and how it has changed how I do things. I also talk about some of what I hope to bring in the new year, and what changes we will be doing on the podcast. I'll be switching to bi-weekly releases. I also plan to start doing monthly live webcasts, starting a group in Facebo...

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Benda, always considered herself a creative soul, even as a child, drawing, painting, or whatever else she could find to get her hands dirty. As for photography, although she always loved it as an art form, it wasn't 2003 she signed up for a photojournalism class on a whim while studying at Boston University. And immediately knew she was hooked and fell in love with telling people's stories with photos. After working on s...

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Andy Vargas serves in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the 3rd Essex District, his home city of Haverhill. Formerly a Haverhill City Councilor, elected at age 22, Andy rose to the State House winning a special election in 2017, becoming the first Latino representative elected for his district. In the legislature, Andy serves as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, and ha...

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Andy Deossa is a senior sports editor at Yahoo Sports.

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Get ready to deep-dive into the life of a sports journalist as we chat with none other than Andy Deossa, the senior editor at Yahoo Sports. Growing up as a die-hard Red Sox fan in Pawtucket, Andy's journey from being a sports enthusiast to a successful sports journalist is as riveting as the games he covers. From ...

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Carol Sainthilaire is a distinguished leader in the fields of nonprofit management, housing policy, and community development. With a career spanning over a decade, Carol has consistently demonstrated her commitment to creating meaningful change in communities through her strategic leadership and programmatic expertise.

As the current Executive Director of The Waterfront Project, Inc., Carol is at the helm of an organization dedicat...

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René is a psychotherapist based in the North Dallas area. He spent a majority of his career providing therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings for Substance Use Disorders until opening his private practice, Garcia Mental Health, in 2017. In 2020, he decided to primarily focus his practice on treating Adult Men due to an identified need of practitioners willing to support the ever growing community. He has a 15 year old dau...

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Jose Vega, Manufacturing Manager at Biogen currently working on the only FDA approved drug for Alzheimer’s. Boston born and raised, Jose now lives in Switzerland as an expat. 

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Ever marvel at the power of perseverance and the impact of stepping out of your comfort zone? José Vega, a manufacturing manager at Biogen, is living proof of the magic that can happen when you do just that. We chart Jos...

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Juan Rodriguez is the Founder and Executive Director of Winners Circle XR Academy, Inc. He and his organization are dedicated to empowering students in marginalized communities by providing them access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive educational programs. In addition to his primary role, Juan serves as an Advisor at The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (The MET) in Providence, RI. In 2020, Juan&apo...

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Kay de Simone is a mental health expert that specializes in immigrational trauma and the stressors of high achievers of underrepresented backgrounds.  She is a clinical psychotherapist  specializing in high achievers' stressors, trauma treatment, and personal growth. 

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of NC, NY, FL, CT, and DC. She earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, NY, and was...

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Andrew Solis is the rare combination of a strategic thought leader and an efficient executive who matches talent with opportunity to deliver tangible business results. He is known for bridging the gap between ideas and results. His keen sense of curiosity and inquisitiveness, combined with an innate aptitude, has led him to become a self-taught visual artist and work for years in banking and consulting and now set out on a journey ...

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Luis Lopez was born in San Luis Potosí Mexico and migrated to Beaumont Texas with his family at the age of 7. The first in his family to graduate from high school, Luis continued his education at Lamar University. Upon earning both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Science of Accounting from Lamar University, he joined Deloitte & Touche’s audit department and permanently made the city of Houston his home. Luis later joined...

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Matthew Hayes is a Filmmaker and Cinematographer living in Brooklyn, New York. Originally an editor, Matthew explored filmmaking while earning his BA in Film and New Media Studies from Davidson College in North Carolina. While working at Portland, Oregon-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, he learned the intricacies of client/artist relationships while making content for brands such as Powerade, Coca-Cola, and P&G.

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