Alma Achievers Awards

Happy to have been invited to be a guest speaker at the Alma Achievers Awards, hosted by the NYC Parks’ Latino Society. In its 16th year, the Almas recognizes the achievements of the Latino park employees who play a major role in the city park system. The December event was held at the Arsenal in…

HHF: Latinos On The Fast Track

Happy to have been among the guest speakers invited to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) Charla. The Charlas are local, self-organized discussions led by community leaders across the country focused on everything from technology, entrepreneurship, to wellness. Thanks to Hispanic Heritage Foundation for inviting me speak about the lack of #diversity…

Diversity Works: Fairness & Accuracy In Newsrooms

Very grateful to have my friends and colleagues join me at Kingsborough Community College to discuss the importance of newsroom diversity. Journalists are entrusted with providing news and information which are in the public’s best interest. Their experience, background, gender and a host of other factors have a direct impact on how content is gathered,…

Hispanic Millennial & Corporate America

The key to success isn’t in a company’s ability to create order, but how it introduces a little chaos. Grateful to the National Hispanic Corporate Council for inviting to be a guest speaker at their “Hispanic & Millennial In Corporate America” Summit in NYC. I joined a panel on Human Resources – “Talent Development/Executive Leadership”.

Media Bias & The Negative Narrative

Most of what we vehemently defend as true are lies we’ve been conditioned to believe by homogeneous run media. Springfield Technical Community College invited me to be a speaker at their first Diversity Series of the 2017-18 school year. I led a discussion on how media bias can create negative perceptions of minority communities. The…

Excellence In Journalism Conference

Incredibly proud of ESPN’s Sports & The Latino Experience program at the Excellence In Journalism Conference #EIJ17. I help organize a conversation which highlighted Nacion ESPN on ESPN2 and the Beisbol Experience as examples of how teams from different platforms and networks collaborate in producing content that is inclusive and reflective of US Hispanic sports fans.…

Yale University

It was a pleasure to be a guest speaker at Yale University to lead a discussion about how unconscious bias effects our decision making every day. The mental shortcuts are more often than not useful, but there are some which prevents us from realizing the possibilities of diversity and inclusion in the the workplace. Diversity…

Hispanicize 2017

I was invited to join colleagues on a panel to discuss the Pasión For Sports: How Hispanics are driving the future of sports marketing in the U.S. at Hispanicize 2017. The conversation included insights on how not to produce messages that while not the intent can come across as patronizing. For example futbol, Latino athletes and…

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

I nearly lost my voice after an intense hour + of speed networking at City of New York (CUNY), Graduate School of Journalism on 2/28. We covered (very briefly) the key to reaching our goals…the ability to be hyper focus – that’s where success lives. If the finish line isn’t clear to us then our…

Brown University

Many see the election of Donald Trump as a setback to the many advances in social and workplace equality initiatives. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have participated in a conversation at Brown University hosted by the Southern New England Association Of Black Journalists (SNEABJ) which focused on “what now?” What happens next matters. Journalists…