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Rosa Herrera knows how difficult the battle with COVID-19 can be. Two of her daughters were really sick with COVID-19 in October 2020 and were hospitalized during their infections. Herrera herself got sick, too, but had a mild case. “It was really scary. I couldn’t see them and since both of them were hospitalized at ...
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In 1993, Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina person in space. She logged nearly 1,000 hours in orbit across four space m…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
Dr. Ángela Gutiérrez has always been passionate about health disparities research. “I had previously worked on health di…Education, Overcoming Harmful Biases
For years, Latino farmworkers suffered at the hands of corrupt businesses who underpaid laborers and took advantage of s…Embracing Immigrants, Increasing Civic Engagement
Dolores Huerta taught us sí se puede—yes we can. This was Huerta’s rallying cry as she inspired Latino farm workers to d…Embracing Immigrants, Increasing Civic Engagement, Overcoming Harmful Biases
When Gilberto Lopez was visiting his family in California at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he realized his communi…Healthy Families & Schools
Cancer is a tough, scary, life-threatening journey, especially for women of color. That is why researchers conduct clini…Clinical Trials
Zo Mpofu believes protecting the health of mothers and babies in childbirth is a moral responsibility. That is why it al…Trauma & ACES, Understanding & Reducing Poverty
Why did Emelina Asto-Flores volunteer for a clinical trial to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Asto-Flores, a community health e…Clinical Trials
When Giselle Rincon decided to start a nonprofit to help immigrants and offer humanitarian aid to her home country, she…Overcoming Harmful Biases, Understanding & Reducing Poverty
Chris David is ready for the pandemic to be over. It’s dramatically hurt his business and taken friends and family away…COVID-19, Vaccines