Careers

 Georgann Yara

Exploring cells

Exploring cells

Being on the forefront of cancer research is no small task, especially for a 25-year-old recent college graduate. But for Anna Olibarria-Moore, this is her calling and a challenge she’s embraced with open arms. A research assistant with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Moore works in the hematological malignancies research unit, where […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Backs to the wall

Backs to the wall

These days, Harry Garewal, director of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, carries his passport wherever he goes. Garewal’s new ID-carrying routine is a direct result of waves of laws and law enforcement in Arizona directed against undocumented workers, but also threatening the civil rights of citizen Latinos like him, he says. “The mood today […]

 Erica Cardenas

Painter with heart

Painter with heart

When Robert Guzman makes his regular trips to Tent City to share the message of God’s word with inmates, the reformed 40-year-old must say his own prayer of thanks that he lives on this side of the fence. Many of the men to whom he witnesses likely have a track record similar to that of […]

 Erica Cardenas

Care and Compassion

Care and Compassion

A passion for caring for and educating others is the driving force behind Dr. Ernestine Bustamante Roman’s work. And it’s a profession that she takes much pride in. A board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, this accomplished 35-year-old is setting out to make an impact on the lives of others, and is now doing so through her […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Latino law

Latino law

Phoenix attorney Alex Navidad advises Latino law-school graduates to enter the work world “practice ready” — and ready to hit the streets to find clients. While that’s good advice for any new lawyer, Navidad, a Salvadoran immigrant on the advisory board of the Phoenix School of Law, tailors his message especially for Hispanic students. Hispanics […]

 Erica Cardenas

Success in Stitches

Success in Stitches

With an eye for fashion and a hand for detail, the founding partners of Lola y Lola are making a name for themselves, one stitch at a time. From trendy, one-of-a-kind dresses to embellished tank tops and skirts, Miriam Navarro, 25, and Yesenia Puente, 29 have big plans for their unique line of clothing. The […]

 Erica Cardenas

Switching channels

Switching channels

For ABC 15’s Stephanie Sandoval, serving as the host of Sonoran Living Live brings elements of change to this seasoned reporter’s career. But it’s change that Sandoval welcomes with open arms. Sandoval made her move this past April after spending four years anchoring the 10 p.m. news for FOX-10. It was her role as both […]

 Erica Cardenas

Drive to succeed

Drive to succeed

From being recognized as one of the most influential Hispanics in the United States and acting in national television commercials, to overseeing 63 radio stations and serving as President/CEO for Hispanic Television Network, Marco Camacho has done it all. And with a recent move to the Valley, this San Antonio native has no plans on […]

 LPM Staff

Outdoor jobs

If you are the sort who daydreams of the great outdoors while toiling in a corporate cubicle, there is an online job search engine made just for you. CoolWorks.com provides leads for seasonal professionals to find jobs at national parks, recreational resorts, and summer jobs at camps. Many of the positions include cooks, wait stuff, […]

 Erica Cardenas

Lawyer creates lasting legacy

Lawyer creates lasting legacy

At eight, the small girl from Eloy set her sight and vision on becoming an attorney. Somehow, this petite Mexican-American child knew, without a doubt, that helping others was her calling. However, what she didn’t know then, was that desire to help others would also one day serve as her driving passion. For Anna Maria Chávez, […]