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Hispanic Lifestyle Episode #178 | Engineers, Actors and Business

Hispanic Lifestyle Episode #178 | Engineers, Actors and Business

Notes and Links for Hispanic Lifestyle episode # 178

Welcome to Hispanic Lifestyle, I’m your host Richard Sandoval and in this edition: We attend a gala . . . and visit with business owners.

We calculate the passion for success, in this edition of Hispanic Lifestyle.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles.Today, SHPE as it is known enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

Hispanic Lifestyle was invited out to their annual gala and spoke with CEO Pilar Montoya about the event, the organization and it’s mission.

(The Mission Statement)

Ms. Montoya spoke about the impact the organization has on the engineering field.

Ms. Montoya went on to talk about their efforts in the classroom.

Several Latino actors and actresses came out in support of the event. Hispanic Lifestyle took this opportunity to talk about education and current projects. First up, was actress Yvette Yates.

Yvette went on to talk about her experience on the movie without men.

Featured in the role of Carla in the movie Maria Full of Grace, actress Patrica Rae spoke about her career in the entertainment industry.

(Following Passions)

Actor Joe Nieves spoke about his motivation to pursue an engineering degree.

Actress Marlene Forte spoke about culture, education and her life in front of the camera.

(The Dallas Experience)

We asked Actor, Jose Lopez what words of advice he gives to others pursuing their own professional goals.

The Mistress of ceremonies for the evening was award winning actress Maria Canals Barrera and talked about her support of the event.

(The Latest with Maria)

We finished off our day at the SHPE gala by talking with actor Carlos Gómez who spoke about his commitment to the community and on screen image.

Carlos went on to talk about his latest project.

(The Glades)

Profile on Latino Owned Businesses

Keeping with our theme of profiling Latinos professionals we stop by for a visit and meet one of the principals with De La Riva construction.


Socorro spoke about her partner and husband in De La Riva Construction. 

We finished our visit with Socorro by talking about the companies future.

West Coast Storm, Inc

Ralph Padilla was recognized by the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce as their business man of the year. A CEO of two companies, Mr. Padilla recently purchased Carmelita Chorizo Company and embraces his role as an entrepreneur.

Mr. Padilla begins our conversation by talking about his various companies.

Mr. Padilla went on to talk about getting his business off the ground.

We finished our time with Mr. Padilla by asking what drives him to be an entrepreneur.


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