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Shantel Suárez Ávila

Shantel Suárez Ávila

HACE Family Age:32 Organization: Más Allá Consulting Title:Founder & CEO City: Escondido State: California  Having worked for HACE in her first non-profit fundraising role, Shantel Suárez Ávila’s professional history is deeply connected to the organization. As a founder and CEO of her fundraising consulting firm, Más Allá Consulting, she credits HACE with helping give her … Read more

Alexandra Turcios

 World scholar Age:28 Organization: Adobe Title: Solutions Consultant City: Waukegan State: Illinois As one of five children of Honduran immigrant parents, Alexandra Turcios was instilled with a strong work ethic and a love of culture from a young age. A Fulbright scholar to Indonesia, and a world traveler who has traveled to 25 countries, she … Read more

Kiana Vives

Project Manager Age:30 Organization: US Government Title: Project Manager City: Arlington State: Virginia Kiana Vives believes it is important for organizations like HACE to recognize the next generation of leaders to serve as examples for the next generation. As one moves up in the world, it is essential to recognize those leaders who came before … Read more

Ileana Valle

International leader Age:36 Organization: USAID Title: Citizen Security Lead City: Washington DC As the Citizen Security Lead at USAID/Colombia, Ileana Valle oversees the citizen security, human rights, and justice portfolio within the Venezuela Response and Integration Office (VRIO) which works closely with the Government of Colombia in its response to the current migration crisis. She … Read more

Roberto Valdez Jr.

Headline: Expert Communicator Age:36 Organization: Latino Policy Forum Title: Associate Director of External Affairs City: Chicago State: Illinois Roberto Valdez Jr.’s experience as a communications and policy experience professional extends from non-profit organizations, the private sector, political campaigns, and the halls of U.S. Congress. At the start of his career, Roberto began in Washington, D.C. … Read more

Marvin Salazar

 Brand storyteller Age:34 Organization: SC Johnson Title: Ecommerce Marketing Manager City: Chicago State: Illinois   A go-getter with a make-it-happen attitude, Marvin Salazar’s background in brand management, sales, and commercialization experience across several industries is matched only by his consumer-obsessed storytelling.  Since joining the multinational company, SC Johnson in 2018, he has used this ability as … Read more

Martin Rodríguez-Guerrero

Positive influence Age:31 Organization:LinkedIn Title:Account Director City:La Vista State:Nberaska   Martin Rodriguez-Guerrero strives to be an agent of positive change in any environment he finds himself in. He believes that HACE has created a space where he and others can be their authentic self and expand on the strength that Latinidad brings. Through HACE has … Read more

Juan Morales

Caring professional Age:30 Organization: Product Manager Title: Allstate City: Chicago State: Illinois As a product manager for Allstate, Juan Morales, uses his caring persona to build bridges between people and lend a helping hand when needed. This same caring persona is demonstrated at home with his wife and little baby boy. This empathy for others … Read more

Hector Marquez

Higher Education Passion Age:29 Organization: Lone Star College Houston North Title: Library Service Coordinator City: Houston State: Texas   As a first-generation student and a son of immigrants, Hector Marquez understands how essential organizations like HACE are to the next generation of leaders. HACE helps to empower individuals to build themselves up to make a … Read more

Emmanuel Lopez

Higher Ed leader Age:28 Organization: Governors State University Title: Recruiting Specialist City: Glenwood State:Illinois   As a bilingual recruiter at Governor’s State University, Emmanuel Lopez knows the value of higher education. He has experience working in areas of recruitment, admissions, leadership programs, first-year experience, scholarships, and student life. A first-generation, Latinx trailblazer, he earned an … Read more