Author Archives: Viviana

Finito If You’ve Been Unemployed 6 Months+ ? On MSNBC

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I don’t have to read the data to know the answer. I just listen to person after person tell me one story after another: Viviana, I have an Ivy League degree under my belt. Once I switched from electrical engineering  Read More...

American Heart Month Meatless Monday: 5 Food Choices to Keep Your Heart Healthy

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. More than 1/2 of Latinas have three or more risk factors which include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, and smoking. Fortunately, you have the power to prevent and curb risk factors and reduce  Read More...

Education Wednesday: Continuing Support for First-Generation College Students

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Millions of students will become trailblazers this Fall as the first in their family to attend college. These first-generation college students face many obstacles just to reach higher education. Once there, it will take additional hard work to earn a degree. To  Read More...

State of the Union: Immigration Executive Authority

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The White House communicated at the beginning of the year that it would be the year of executive action. President Obama would use the privilege of executive authority to circumvent Congress to give a shot to the arm of our anemic  Read More...

National Soup Month Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Pozole Recipe

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When a snow storm shut me in last week, I warmed up with hot vegetarian pozole, a Mexican hominy stew. The timing couldn’t have been more on cue since January is National Soup Month, making it the perfect time to  Read More...

Education Wednesday: Empowering First-Generation College Students

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My experience as a first-generation college student taught me that support at home, at school, and in the community is vital to reaching higher education. For students who will be the first in their family to navigate the road to college, just knowing where to start can be a challenge.  Read More...

Healthy Weight Awareness Month Meatless Monday: 5 Tips to Make Healthy Eating a Habit

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69% of Americans are overweight and 35% are considered obese. This obesity crisis impacts the Hispanic community as well, with 39% of Latinos in the United States considered obese. Fortunately, we can control our weight with healthy eating and regular physical activity. This January, which is Healthy  Read More...

Education Wednesday: Funding College with Grants and Scholarships

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Applying for grants and scholarships is a worthwhile effort for every student as they prepare for college. Looking back on my own journey to higher education, one of my only regrets is that I didn’t tap as many resources as  Read More...