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 »

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio More »

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive More »



From Stress to Success in the City: Never Underestimate the Benefits of an Informational Interview

Informational Interview

Informational interviews are one of the most important elements to starting on the path towards career success. When moving to Washington, D.C., a friend gave me this advice: “Meeting with other professionals is crucial for growth because you have everything to  Read More...

Education Wednesday: Preventing the Summer Slide

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Summer break is an important time to bridge knowledge from one year to the next or risk falling behind. Particularly during the young formative years, research finds that failing to participate in meaningful summer activities such as reading clubs can greatly impact the  Read More...

The Latino Victory Project: Q & A with Co-Founder Eva Longoria

Co-founders of the Latino Victory Project

The Latino Victory Project is a national organization created to engage the Latino community in democracy and the political process. The agenda is two fold–get more Latinos to the polls and directly support Hispanics running for public office. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization  Read More...

Education: Teacher Appreciation Week Edition: Retaining High-Quality Teachers

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This week marks Teacher Appreciation Week, a time for us to show our gratitude and give thanks for the teachers who brighten the lives of our young ones. Educators are one of America’s most vital assets as they help students  Read More...

Announcing the L4LL 2014 Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program

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Aundrea and Haley have been holding down The Wise Latina Club fort for months which has allowed me and my partner Monica Olivera to focus on our education and literacy organization and our signature L4LL Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program. This year,  Read More...

From Stress to Success in the City: Biking Benefits During National Bike Month

National Bike Month

Biking is a fun and cost effective way to get to work which is why many professionals are catching on. It is time to ditch the planes, trains, and automobiles (okay maybe not planes) and start riding your bike to work.  Read More...

Education Wednesday: Breaking the School to Jail Pipeline

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Eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline and restoring important support networks for students requires improved access to quality education. The link between incarceration and education is clear: more than 70 percent of  America’s prisoners did not complete high school and have only a 10th grade education. Addressing  Read More...

Financial Literacy Month: How To Have Fun While Sticking To a Budget

Every penny counts.

Many people worry that they have to compromise socializing to save money. Rather, frame it as prioritizing your social agenda. This Financial Literacy Month, don’t let the fear of missing out–or FOMO–tank the steps you have made to stick to a  Read More...