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Hialeah’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 Hialeah’s rising stars below.

Kiyunii Kendrick

How I started was very unexpected. I went to Nova Southern University as a freshman at the age of 17. I graduated at 21 with a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a minor in Psychology. At the age of 23, I started my career as a full-time Case Manager for DCF. I later picked up a part-time teaching job at my former high school Monsignor Edward Pace High school, while being a case manager. I have always kept myself up and I always was a pro at styling my own wigs. I was up one night really late and I had this idea of getting into the hair industry but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do since the hair industry was already so over-saturated. Read more>>

Stephan Useche

After working for a PR and marketing agency managing different accounts, I decided to take a leap of faith and pursue something I was passionate about… events. As I learned more and more about experiential events, the more I wanted to take the risk and start something of my own. In December 2019, I started AwA Experiential and I was able to get it started with a few small events (weddings, corporate and social events). Of course, COVID-19 hit and I had to think fast and pivot! I didn’t want to change my whole business strategy because this is something I really wanted to do, but I couldn’t stay still. That’s when the idea of the virtual events came to me. AwA now produces hybrid experiences and fully virtual events! Read more>>

Katherine Bracamonte

Since I was little, I always knew that I have an artistic side of me. I loved painting pictures; in fact, at 16 years old in High school, I did my first art exhibition with more than 12 works. Even though when I grew up, I choose a different path with my career (I studied dentistry for three years in my home country Venezuela). My family decided to move to the United States due to the situation in there. This decision made me put all my feelings aside to come to this country, and that’s where I realized that without knowing what I was going to face, I knew what I wanted to find what I was passionate about and grow in it. And this is when my career as a makeup artist began. Read more>>

Monica Hernandez

My grandmother’s desserts were always a hit, particularly her Flan as a child, I would sit with her while she made them for our family her flan recipe was handed down through generations till it reached my hands. I always made desserts for family parties and get-togethers. My husband thought it would be a good idea to enter my flan In a flan event – competition. Needless to say, everyone loved it But just Flan wouldn’t make a business so we decided to take things to a new level by offering 38+ flans flavors, Latin desserts and more. Read more>>

Lesdyan Cordovi

I started about 14 years ago as a college freshman. I picked up a camera and started taking photos of my friends, which led to a lot of good feedback. After that, I just felt in love with photography and kept learning on my own. Read more>>

Karla Rosario

I am a 20-year-old makeup/fashion enthusiast and content creator born in the Dominican Republic but raised in Miami, Florida. My journey with social media started when I was 14. I was inspired by various beauty gurus to create content on YouTube leading me to choose my “SimplyKarla17” brand. Throughout high school, I never took YouTube seriously. I tried, but consistency, especially at a young age is difficult. At 15, I continued to create lifestyle/entertaining videos and ended up joining a collab channel with teens from all over the world, including NYC, LA, New Zealand, Canada, and England. We didn’t gain the exposure we wanted, but it was a fun experience that taught me a lot. Read more>>

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