Latina Leader: Maria Elena Durazo

Latina Leader: Maria Elena Durazo

We had the privilege of interviewing Maria Elena Durazo in 2015, below are some excerpts from our conversation with her, where she provides insight into her journey and encourages Latinas to become organizers and politicians who lead by example. Note: This interview...
My Path to Public Service

My Path to Public Service

My Path to Public Service: How a Fellowship Helped Me Build My Career I grew up in a working-class neighborhood of California in an area that has seen its fair share of economic struggles. Our skies were permanently stained gray, a result of the smog blowing in from...
LGBTQ Latin@ Voices

LGBTQ Latin@ Voices

In honor of Pride, #LatinasRepresent interviewed four leading LGBTQ Latin@ leaders in public service and politics. They shared their motivations for getting involved, their experiences advocating for LGBTQ Latin@s, and their messages for their communities, families,...
#LatinasRepresent Summer Reading List

#LatinasRepresent Summer Reading List

As the communications intern at LatinasRepresent, I’ve had the opportunity to interview Latina leaders throughout the country. I typically ask elected officials and advocates how they got started in public service, who their mentors were, and what advice they have for...
We need more Latina role models

We need more Latina role models

As the communications intern at Latinas Represent, I’m tasked with identifying all pertinent and new media on Latinas in politics. I read the news daily, subscribe to Google alerts, and follow every major Latino media group, organization, and politician I can on...