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Trailblazers: Kendall

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Kendall that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Wendy Regalado

Since I was a child, I have always wanted to be an actress. I was always watching actresses and TV show presenters and trying to imitate them. Throughout that time, my mother and grandmother would encourage me to participate in plays at church; this was my start to working as an actress. Read more>>

Boba Pop

Originally BobaPop started as A.K.A. Kpop back years ago, which stood for the original members’ names: Ana, Kristien, and Alejandro. We created the group for performance and didn’t think much of keeping the brand, as it was just a quick setup of friends who appreciated K-Pop, or Korean pop, and danced for the fun of it. Read more>>

Bianca Hernandez

As for young men and women who are just getting started to advocate in a field that they are passionate about, I would ask, “What drives you?” When I was first diagnosed, I wanted to learn everything there was to know about my disease. A fellow patient shared this with me – Read more>>

Jennifer Nicole Lee

Being a leader, a CEO, and a personal brand is never an easy road. Some are not cut out for it. You have to be honest, strong, work hard, never give up, and take the good with the bad. As I said, I have seen many fizzle out and give up. However, there are those kinds of women who have the back-bone and tenacity to go after their goals, crush them, and lead other women onto their personal victories in life and business. And thats definitely me. Read more>>

Aiyana Ishmael

I’d grown up reading magazines, hoarding them honestly. And to now be able to be second in command for one was so exciting. I will be taking over as Editor-in-Chief for Journey in the upcoming school year. I’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time and accomplished more than I could ever imagine. Read more>>

Marisa Portuondo

After our ERP project ended, they asked me to stay on and I somehow ended up responsible for $60 Million in raw pharmaceutical materials inventory. After a while, I got tired of working a job I’d never intended to have and decided to go to law school. Read more>>

Sophia Hernandez

Years of dance recitals and musical theatre performances, allowed me to be pretty comfortable in front of a crowd, sharing stories and moving audiences. I thought when I was in high school I wanted to pursue acting, so I attended Coral Reef High for theatre and continued perfecting my craft. Read more>>

Tere Akira

I started dancing eight years ago, inspired by K-pop idol groups, such as Beast, SHINee, KARA, Super Junior, 4Minute, and many others.Thanks to K-pop, I discovered my love for dancing and now, I hope to keep growing as a dancer and as a YouTuber to gain more opportunities and following in the future. Read more>>

Adriana Albano and Amanda Becerra

Our goal at Revamped is to find potential in old and unwanted garments and repurpose them into something creative and new. As we strive to go against the fast-fashion industry, we are providing a new way of second-hand shopping and creating fresh designs from used clothes. Read more>>

Claudia Serrano

My career has been focused in Marketing, specifically omnichannel campaign development and management in the North American Region for several Fortune 500 companies. I’ve been responsible for designing custom programs that tell technology stories in a digestible way that consumers (like you and me) can easily relate to and understand. Read more>>

Fabiola

I’ve been into the “Beauty World.” Beauty World meaning loving hair, lashes, nails, and brows. Early high schools days, I started doing my own hair. When I was stress or down, I’d do my hair in various styles to keep me motivated and happy. Doing my own hair or someone else hair always made me happy. I learned so much on my own. I was then introduced to lashes. Read more>>

Yesenia Guadalupe Berrios

Our work has been featured in digital and print magazines, we have brought our message to panel discussions and body positive groups in Miami, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C., and have done so by creating content from a place of vulnerability, truth, and following our intuition. Read more>>

Stephanie Cepero

I have the responsibility to capture a person’s most treasured moments in an authentic way. If you are hiring a photographer, chances are that it’s because you are honoring something of great importance in your life- memories captured that feel like genuine art to you, and authentic moments that become a mural of your life’s story. Read more>>

Liza M. Santana

Creativas Group as people know it today was initially a PR- an only small shop I launched with two others. I must thank Dinorah Guerra, as, without her, the company would’ve never gotten off the ground. I am fortunate to call her a dear friend still. Read more>>

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