Advisory Council

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Carola Suárez-Orozco

Professor, Human Development and Psychology, UCLA

Dr. Carola Suárez-Orozco is a Professor of Human Development and Psychology at UCLA. Her areas of research include educational achievement among immigrant origin youth, immigrant family separations, the role of mentors in facilitating youth development, the effects of unauthorized status on developing youth, gendered experiences of immigrant youth, the experiences of immigrant origin youth in community college settings as well as civic engagement among emerging adults of immigrant origin.

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Emma Carrasco

Chief Marketing Officer at NPR

Emma Carrasco is the first to hold the position of Chief Marketing Officer at NPR, one of the country's most iconic news organizations and the producer of highly regarded programs that include Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She brings more than 30 years of experience in marketing, branding, and communications to the role.

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Federico Subervi

Full Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University

Dr. Federico Subervi is Full Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University in Ohio, where he is helping develop the College of Communication and Information doctoral program, and launching new research about Latinos and media issues.

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Harriett Romo

Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas

Harriett Romo, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas, San Antonio (UTSA). She is also the Director of the Child & Adolescent Policy Research Institute, and the Director of UTSA Mexico Center. She directed the Inter University Program for Latino Research at the Center for Mexican American Studies at UT Austin from 1985-1990 and served as Assistant Professor at Texas State in Sociology and an Associate Professor at UT Austin in Education before starting at UTSA in 1999.

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Liany Elba Arroyo

Director of Partnerships at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Education: M.A., Public Health, Columbia University

Liany Elba Arroyo, MPH, CPH is the Director of Partnerships at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy where she identifies strategic partnerships that strengthen initiatives to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy in communities of color. In addition, she manages the Latino Initiative Advisory Group and the Personal Responsibility, Religion, and Values Advisory Group.

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Maria S. Gomez

President and CEO of Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care

Maria S. Gomez RN, MPH is President and CEO of Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care. She founded the organization to build better futures through health care, education, and social services that embrace our culturally diverse community.

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Patricia Foxen

Deputy Director of Research at the National Council of La Raza

Dr. Patricia Foxen is the Deputy Director of Research at the National Council of La Raza, and is currently a Research Fellow at American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS). She is a cultural and medical anthropologist who has worked extensively in Latin America and with Latino communities in the U.S. and Canada.

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Ron Gonzales

President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Ron Gonzales is President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Mr. Gonzales is a former high tech business and government leader with over 35 years of private and public sector leadership experience. Prior to the HFSV, he was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Presencia, LLC providing marketing and sales consulting services in the government, education, enterprise and SMB markets. He served as Mayor of San José (1999-2006), the Capital of Silicon Valley and the nation’s 10th largest city.

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