Latinas in STEM fields have advanced from a mindset of "yes, we can," to "yes, we must," when it comes to making an impact in society and bettering their communities. Here are examples of what Latinas can achieve when they set their mind to something and stop at nothing to reach their goals.
By Christine Bolaños
LATINA Style caught up with three top-ranked Latina athletes – Anita Alvarez, Angelica Delgado and Melissa Gonzalez – as they make final preparations to represent the U.S. at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. What this trio of athletes share is a fierce determination to be in top form for their Brazilian adventure, an unyielding adherence to the culture that guides their sport, immense pride in representing the United States at the highest level of international competition, and undying gratitude for the sacrifices their families have made to insure their success.
By Mark Holston
Stories of Immigrants migrating to the United States and contributing their leadership, talents and offspring to make positive contributions to make America what it is today are unique. Be inspired by one of America’s greatest family here.
By Nina Vaca
For more than 17 years, Congresswoman Grace Flores Napolitano has represented three of California’s congressional districts, including her current constituency, the 32nd district in eastern Los Angeles County. What matters most is that Napolitano understands the challenges of her constituency because she was one of them. Learn what she stands for and her priorities here.
By Karina Flores-Hurley