Participating and providing their perspective are;
Actress, writer, and UCLA Information Studies doctoral candidate
Ruth has worked extensively in English and Spanish language media. This includes film, television, on-camera commercials, voice-overs, animation, and theatre. Among her on-camera work, she starred in the groundbreaking Showtime series Resurrection Blvd., recurred in Beverly Hills 90210, she’s been directed by Sam Raimi in Drag Me to Hell, and by the iconic Franco Zeffirelli at Rome’s Cinecittá Studios. Her voice credits include Pixar’s Golden Globe and Oscar-winning Coco (dir: Lee Unkrich), playing Lolita opposite Val Kilmer’s Zorro in the 2012 GRAMMY nominee The Mark of Zorro, recurring in Disney’s Elena of Avalor, starring in the Fwak! animated feature Los Campeones de la Lucha Libre, and videogames including Sly Cooper 3.
Product Manager at Goldstar and Stellar
Ryan Sandoval is a Product Manager with Goldstar and Stellar and resides in Claremont, Calif. Received his undergraduate degree in Communications and Political Science at California State University of Fullerton, where he achieved a 3.7 GPA, listed on the Dean’s List every quarter and inducted as a member of The National Political Science Honor Society. Recently, he was accepted to the Peter Drucker School of Business Management at Claremont Graduate University.
For the last decade, his career has included working with companies in varying sizes: small ($500k), medium ($50M), and Enterprise level ($5B). They’ve also covered areas of regional, domestic, and international consumers. The vast majority of the roles focused on Product and Marketing – largely identifying and solving customers’ needs by building digital products with various resources both internal and with external agency partners.
Affordable Lending Manager SF Client and Community Engagement Single Family Division – Freddie Mac
Nora Guerra is the Affordable Lending Manager in the Affordable Lending and Access to Credit in the Single-Family organization. The Affordable Lending team is committed to ensuring Freddie Mac has the offerings to support responsible lending and provide sustainable homeownership, and to improve access to credit for all borrowers. Mrs. Guerra supports the Sales and Lending partners to develop and execute Seller plans for meeting affordable lending, community outreach and CRA goals. She analyzes market data to identify trends/opportunities and develops strategic direction from market information.
Moderator – Richard Sandoval
President, owner Hispanic Lifestyle Inc.
Richard Sandoval is the president of Hispanic Lifestyle an award winning company that produces digital media content and inspiring events that brings our communities together. The brand Hispanic Lifestyle (hispaniclifestyle.com) has been promoting positive images of the Latino community since 1995. Our award winning content has featured segments on business owners & professionals, community leaders, elected officials, entertainers and non profit-community based organizations.
Our host from the Puente Project
Josefina is currently The Associate Director of Partnerships for The University of California, Berkeley’s Puente Project (Center for Educational Partnerships). She has two biological children; Julia (16) and Darryl Antonio (10) and is also raising her grand-niece Eliana who is two years old. During her free time, Josefina enjoys writing and has had a number of her poems published in various Latino Literary journals.