Team Archive - #LatinaGeeks™

Sophia Valdez

Sophia grew up in rural Idaho, coming from a second generation Mexican American Migrant farmworker family, they always encouraged her to obtain her education. After earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, she worked as an Educational Specialist for the TRIO Programs, preparing and helping thousands of first-generation underrepresented students go on to…...

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Annel Mendoza

Annel’s story begins in Mexico City. From a very young age she found her passion for creativity, artistic development, visual experiences, and colors; Through books, collage, and inks she discovered her love for design.She graduated from the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico in April of 2012 with a Bachelors of Graphic…...

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Laura Cancel

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Laura graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Microbiology. She moved to Washington State, where she worked in different fields helping out the community. From being a translator for Spanish speaking immigrants at hospitals and schools to…...

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Caeley Looney, She/Her/Hers

Caeley Looney is a total space geek, avid Netflix binger, and french fry lover. After graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, she started working full-time as a Space Mission Analyst at L3Harris Technologies, where she currently supports their small satellite programs. She also recently completed…...

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Cecilia Corral

Cecilia Corral is a product leader focused on using human-centered design to solve problems in healthcare for underserved populations. Born and raised in a low-income immigrant household, I’ve been very lucky in life to have great mentors and people who opened doors for me to be one of the first…...

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Martha Hernández, SHRM-SCP

Martha Hernandez is a serial entrepreneur. As the founder of madeBOS, tech-enabled HR, Martha’s goal is to simplify complicated Human Resources practices and turn them into actionable People Operations insights that align strategic growth for both the employer and the employee. Martha received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish…...

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Fernanda Sulantay Vargas

Fernanda Sulantay Vargas is a chemical engineer, PhD student at Yale University and winner of the prestigious NSF GRFP fellowship and GEM fellowship. She was born and raised in El Salvador and moved to the US at 19 years old. She is a social media content creator where she shares…...

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