Author Archives: Viviana

Education Wednesday: A Lesson From Our Business Leaders

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The importance of engaged business leaders is often overlooked in the conversation on educating our kids. However, business leaders have a vested interest in articulating the needs of industry and preparing youngsters to thrive in the future economy. Increasingly these  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Hispanic Heritage Month Platanos Maduros Recipe

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This Meatless Monday I’m sharing my hands-down favorite Latin American dish: plátanos maduros. Plátanos maduros (fried ripe plantains) are a perfect recipe for Hispanic Heritage Month as many countries in Central and South America, from Puerto Rico to Nicaragua to Peru, serve this sweet side dish.  A  Read More...

VIDEO: 2013 Sophie’s Choice: Fiscal Chaos or Health Care Coverage, What I Said on MSNBC

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In the middle of our government’s shutdown–a culmination of a year of no appropriations bill–I was on a Google+ hangout with the education and literacy organization I co-founded Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL). I interviewed filmmaker María Aguí Carter for our  Read More...

Education Wednesdays: Community STEM Programs for Girls

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STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math–is quickly becoming the prominent pathway to success for America’s future economy. It has become more important than ever to introduce young ladies to STEM education, as only 1 in 10 of those in STEM careers  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Salvadoran Black Bean Pupusa Recipe

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Although I am the teacher, I am constantly learning from my students. Recently one of my estudiantes from El Salvador and her mother taught me to make pupusas–a perfect dish for Hispanic Heritage Month. Pupusas are thick Salvadoran tortillas traditionally stuffed with cheese,  Read More...

LATISM Re-Cap: Latinos and Social Media: So What, What’s Next? Which Is What I Said on NPR

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At the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, I co-presented a panel on how to promote literacy at the fifth annual Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) representing the education organization Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) which I co-founded. With  Read More...

Education Wednesdays: Why You Should Know More About STEM

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By now you have probably heard the term STEM being passed around everywhere from White House news feeds to local classrooms. Referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, STEM education is seen as the new vehicle for innovation, maintaining America’s economic  Read More...

Meatless Monday: Mexican Rice Recipe

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Spice up your rice this Meatless Monday and serve sabroso Mexican arroz. As 63% of Latinos in the United States are of Mexican descent, a receta from Mexico is a perfect choice for Hispanic Heritage Month. I love this flavorful rice  Read More...