Latin@ Like Me

A new spotlight section, Latino Like Me, to expand dialogue about the vastness of Latino culture and identity. We hope that by featuring different Latinos from the Pittsburgh community we can foster a thoughtful and constructive discussion about different forms of identity.

Diana Gomez

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Brent Rondon

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Marla Ripoll

Please explain what you do for living.

I am a professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh.

How important in your identity is being Latina?

Rachel DeSoto Jackson

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Maggie Negrete

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Cinthya L. Viñals

Please explain what you do for living.

I married on May 2016 so I am living with my husband. I am working in H&R Block since December 2016. I was studying English until I found this job. I still want to keep improving my English so I can find a better job in the future.

How important in your identity is being Latino?

It is so important because it is my roots, it is my being, my language, my thinking, my culture, my traditions.

Is there something that you particularly value of your nationality or being Latino?

Tom Hoffman

Please explain what you do for living.

I've been a Salesforce Consultant with Summa in Pittsburgh since September 2015. I work with clients from around the world, assisting them with setting up, customizing, and deploying their Salesforce instances and other associated software applications to maximize business processes and efficiency. For the 5+ years prior to that, I was the director of a medical non-profit organization that provided quality improvement research, education, and charitable surgical efforts in Latin American countries.

How important in your identity is being Latino?

Tara Sherry-Torres

Please explain what you do for living.

I am the Founder + Creative Director of Cafe Con Leche. Cafe Con Leche is an experiential marketing and event production company that focuses on the Latino market in Pittsburgh. Our services help companies, nonprofits and institutions curate unique experiences to build authentic brand relationships with Latinos using influencer advertising, events and digital media.

How important in your identity is being Latino?

It's very important. Ever since I can remember my culture has always been a touchstone of community and identity for me.

Is there something that you particularly value of your nationality or being Latino?