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Boca Raton’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out Boca Raton rising stars below.

Cristina Mena

Being a first-generation immigrant, I was exposed at an early age to stories of trauma, civil war, poverty, and hardships. I recall being amazed by the resilience that my family demonstrated and how despite generational trauma’s effects, everyone kept moving forward. I firmly believe that due to my early exposure (which at times was a bit too much for my age as well), I learned to maintain an objective approach when people in my environment were overly emotional or over-reactive. It was not a linear path towards that objectivity, and I certainly had my breakdowns along the way. But ultimately, the stressors placed me exactly where I needed to be; helping others through their traumas. Read more>>

Felicia Guerra

Former Attorney At Law, Event Designer/Planner. Owner of Palm Beach Events. Originally from Brazil, moved to Florida in 2014. Read more>>

Amanda Benavente

I am a recent college graduate that graduated in the winter of 2020, so as you know, we were in the middle of the pandemic. With very few open spots for jobs and limited opportunities due to the covid-19 pandemic, I took it upon myself to start my own company- something I knew I was good at, based off previous jobs and internships, and something I know I would have fun doing. With that in mind, I decided to start my own social media marketing/management company – By Benavente, LLC – to help build my resume and support small businesses. As I established my business and started to get clients, I realized this was more than just a way to make my own experiences. I had the skills, design, creativity, and strategy to make real results in an aesthetically pleasing and appealing way for my clients. Things just clicked, and I fell in love with helping businesses have an online presence through content creation, engagement, and storytelling. Read more>>

Rosemary Nixon

Ten years ago, I retired as a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Boca Raton. Because I had spent many years helping people plan financially for retirement, I had seen that many people had no idea of what they wanted that retirement to look like. So, as my retirement career, I became certified as a Retirement Coach and began working with people to help them plan for the non-financial aspects of life in retirement. I gradually became aware that every day 10,000 people turn 65 in this country, and because of medical advances, many people could live for 20 years in retirement. I started asking myself, what will people do with this gift of longevity to stay healthy and engaged in community life. I felt strongly that nationally, and particularly in Palm Beach County, we have a growing population of retirees with experience, talents, and education that could help solve social problems. Read more>>

Toni Jade Rabinowitz

I have always lived my life to the fullest and in the moment… Joyfully, energetically, spontaneously, and creatively. Taking pictures has always been my way of capturing and sharing my zest for life. I am originally from South Africa and received a bachelor’s degree in photography and then launched Toni Jade photography. While in South Africa, I was given the prestigious opportunity to be chosen as President Nelson Mandela’s official family photographer. During my three years in this role at Photographed his 90th birthday celebration as well as two of his Granddaughters Wedding’s. In 2009, I moved Toni Jade photography to bustling New York. Well, then relocated to Sunny Florida several years ago. Toni Jade Photography is a boutique-style studio specializing in weddings and events. We pride ourselves on giving our clients a beautiful experience and offer many beautiful products to remember the special memories and moments. Read more>>

Yisbel Bera

I was born in the Dominican Republic, in the city of Santo Domingo. At the age of 23, I moved to Florida. Living in Florida for the last 17 years is been amazing! I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and marketing. At an early age, I learned business since my father, my grandfather and my great grandfather they all had commerce and businesses. For me provide to all my customers high-quality Real Estate Service is very important. I am happy to go above and beyond. Some of my specialties attached to my Real Estate License are RSPS, PSA, SFR and one of the highest specialty GRI (Graduated Realtor Institute, the mark of excellence) because for me it is very important to work with confidence and professionalism. Knowledge is the key. I had done successful Marketing Campaigns prior to becoming a full-time Real Estate Agent. Marketing Director for NAHREP Cape Coral/Fort Myers Chapter 2020.I am a certified mentor, speaker, trainer and coach with the successful John Maxwell Team. Read more>>

Társila Ferreira

Since a young age, I have always loved photography, fashion, and beauty. A turning point in my life was after my honeymoon in 2017, that’s when I realized I wanted to be a blogger for a living. On that trip, I understood that I could combine my passions with my love of traveling, learning about different cultures, and history. Today, my goal is to always inspire people to get out of their comfort zone, enjoy life, and travel through this amazing world looking beautiful and trendy!. Read more>>

Jennifer Rivera

At age 15, my parents gave me a Quinceañera party and with so much enthusiasm, I designed every detail of my party. I dressed the cake topper to look exactly like my dress, I hand wrote the invitations with a fountain pen- I wanted to be different. Since then, I have developed a passion for party planning and decorating. For most of the parties that my friends and family had (and still do) I would give a bit of my touch. For many years my mother, hubby and soul sisters kept encouraging me to build my business of party planning and, like many, I was afraid to start. I had no idea how to start, what to do, what to charge, etc. One morning my best friend told me her cousin was getting married and why not start there and so I did! Then after that, two of my soul sisters hired me to do their family member’s special events. Read more>>


  1. Davine

    December 20, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Am interested have beautiful line of jewelry

  2. Maria Juliana

    January 17, 2018 at 2:50 am

    Great Stories, Love it!!

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