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Inspiring Stories from Kendall

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 inspiring stories from Kendall below.

Mariana Hernández

Ive always been an advocate for mental health, I decided very early in my life that I wanted to pursue a psychology career. I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, where mental health is hardly ever talked about since it’s considered a taboo topic, but my love and passion for the human mind was too strong, that’s why in 2013 i started my psychology major at Central University of Venezuela. I graduated in 2019 and specialized in clinical psychology.  Read more>>

Joshua Acosta

I started my tattoo career after Prep School when my basketball career came to an end due to COVID and other factors. I felt lost like most people after High School and didn’t want to work under anyone or go to college. I wanted to be an entrepreneur and create my own business but I needed to find my niche. I went through a plethora of startups, I even got my real estate license. Since a kid I was always artistically inclined and would buy poster boards to draw weekly, my family always engaged in art so it was around me growing up. Read more>>

Daniela Segura

The beginning of my business was due to the need to find beautiful large size clothes and to my liking, the market did not offer me what I was looking for and many people asked me about my clothing style; That’s where the idea of ​​creating my own clothing business for plus size girls was born. This market seemed interesting to me since it was little exploited and had a great potential for demand. This is how Dani Pop – Plus Size started and with a lot of work and effort it has become a well-known brand identified by my image. Read more>>

Burgundee

Burgundee is a neo-soul collective consisting of Beatriz Guzman as a vocalist, Andrew Amengor on keyboard and trumpet, Sergio Zavala on guitar, Juan Moreno on bass, and Victor Sanchez on drums. We all went to the FIU School of Music. Burgundee was started when I (Beatriz) got a gig at Lagniappe and really wanted a full band. I was just getting into the music scene and I had played in a combo with them at school, so I felt more comfortable playing with this certain group of people.  Read more>>

Erick Camacho

Hi. My name is Erick and I’m an Air Force Veteran. I first started experimenting with wood art when I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. It killed the time and it was good practice to build my skill. I started doing more projects when I returned and bought my first home. It became a source of stress relief. I later started making gifts at Christmas instead of buying pointless things that had no real meaning. My wood art became synonymous with custom unique sentimental value attached to each new piece I made.  Read more>>

Yasmine Arguello

I started at the end of March 2022 doing Easter baskets for my children until my dear friend Selena told me she loved my work that I should consider doing a business out of it… told her she was crazy! I have to much going on family,kids,work and our photography business. The next day I was thinking about it, and took the leap of faith to move forward with the idea! What do I have to lose? Actually, I have more to lose by not trying. Read more>>

Erica Unz

I feel sure that every veterinarian will tell you their love of animals began at a young age, and of course I am no different. I have my parents to thank for that. They always entertained my pleas to bring in stray cats, injured birds and the like. I remember so well my mom bottle feeding kittens on multiple occasions, and my dad giving me my first cat, a tortoiseshell named Sheba. Read more>>

Jason Machado

I started in this industry out of necessity. I was in debt and struggling with my other businesses. My partner reached out to me with his idea to start a company but he needed help from someone who had more experience running a company. We partnered up and hit the ground running. Over the years I’ve obtained my specialty glass and glazing license and Certified General Contractors license. We’ve grow organically to become one of South Florida most trusted companies for hurricane impact windows and doors. Read more>>

Daniella Sanchez

I’m from Puerto Rico and we moved to Miami in December of 2017. We moved after the terrible hurricane “Maria” that destroyed my island. It was hard for my family to take that decision, but here we are. We love Puerto Rico, but we love Miami too. These are my common hashtags for social media #boricuadancer and #miamidancer. I have been a dancer since I was 5 years old. Now, I’m 14. Right now, I’m part of Stars Dance Studio, an elite and competitive studio in Miami, FL with Victor Smalley and Angel Armas as Directors. I’m also part of the competitive school dance team (Somerset Pantherettes), with our coach, Stacey Swogger. Read more>>

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