Why I Attended a Community Meeting About #Immigration

Many of you know that I am a cucaracha de iglesia and attend Mass every Sunday. My busy summer schedule shifts going to church to St. Matt’s–the majestic cathedral in Washington, D.C. where John More »

From Stress to Success in the City: Part 2: Renting vs Buying

If you feel established financially, buying a home, loft, condo, or apartment may be the right option for you. Establishing a mortgage payment rather than a rent check may be more attainable than you think. More »

Please Knock Before You Walk in on My #FoodPorn: National Tequila Month at El Centro D.F.

Refreshing. Fresh. Creative. Delicate. If my taste buds had thoughts and could articulate them, this is what they would be screaming after savoring the menu at El Centro D.F. in the Georgetown More »

From Stress to Success in the City Part I: Renting vs Buying

When moving to a new city, finding a place to live can leave you wondering, “should I rent or should I buy?” Weighing the pros and cons of renting before you commit More »

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant More »

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could More »

From Stress to Success in the City: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground More »

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture More »



From Stress To Success in the City: Ten Tips for Relieving Office Anxiety

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Navigating a heavy workload and performance pressure in the office can take a toll on your mind and body. For National Employee Wellness Month, make a conscious effort to reduce your stress levels to support your overall well being. While  Read More...

Summer Break: The ‘Do It Yourself’ Project

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Do It Yourself (DIY) projects can be an enjoyable and productive way to spend free time over the summer. The power of the internet has made it easier than ever to execute small life hacks, or tricks to help effectively manage your time, as  Read More...

From Stress To Success in the City: Dressing Professional During the Summer Swelter

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Dressing well is not about being stylish or fashion forward (though that is a temptation) so don’t wear your mini-skirt and tank top to the office. Your office attire is about communicating your professional personal brand. Though brains and hard work are what get  Read More...

Summer Break: Must-Haves for a Fashionable Summer

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Summer‘s arrival means it is finally (!!) time to lose the heavy coats and change out closets. For the consummate fashionista, the new season is as much about looking good as it is staying cool. Whether your style is sophisticated goddess or  Read More...

From Stress to Success in the City: Employee Fitness Outside of the Office

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Establishing a workout routine and intentionally exercising outside can be a key to reducing stress from the workday grind. Physical activity, fresh air and sunshine contribute to your overall well-being. For National Employee Wellness Month, consider outdoor fitness to stay in shape and healthy after work hours  Read More...

Summer Break: Festival Planning for the Most Summer Fun

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Festivals are a fun way to enjoy nice weather while relaxing with friends and family. The combination of local crafts, good music, and tasty culinary treats often draw cheerful crowds in cities across the country. Navigating the big crowds does take planning. However,  Read More...

From Stress to Success in the City: Using Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

Personal branding for career success.

Personal branding is increasingly accessible due to social networking. You may be asking yourself, “what is personal branding?” By definition, personal branding is the process in which we market ourselves to others. Standing out from the crowd and making yourself known can guide  Read More...

Education: 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

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Two generations removed from the monumental Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling, my educational experience was one privileged with opportunities perhaps unfathomable by my grandmother in her childhood. In a mixed-income suburban setting, I participated in rigorous academic programs. I  Read More...