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October 13, 2023 

Grand Central Air Terminal 

1310 Air Way, Glendale, CA 91201

  Presented by   

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The HOPE Young Professionals Summit, also known as YPS, is a yearly conference established 2016 to help support the professional development of Latinas 18-26 years of age. The conference includes plenary sessions, a career fair expo, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. 

The YPS is the signature conference of the HOPE College Leadership Program (HCLP).   



11:00 am 

Registration Opens & Networking Opportunity

Welcome Lunch

Helen Torres, HOPE
Teresa Samaniego, Vice President, Diversity & Community Relations ABC7

Keynote Speaker
Rita Gonzalez, Integrated Production System Supervisor, KABC

11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Charting Your Own Course:

How to create a thriving career that meets your needs

Speaker: Noelia Sanchez, Noteworthy Lab 

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm 

Lightning Talks with Latina leaders 

Speakers: Diana Guardado, Communications Manager,  Hope and Heal Fund
Andrea Morales, Emerging Leaders Intern, HOPE
Jasmine Maldonado, CEO, Persona The Shop

12:55 pm - 1:05 pm 

Mindfulness Break

1:05 pm - 2:05 pm 

Mastering Your Finances: A Young Professionals Guide to Budgeting and Saving

Speakers: Flory Martinez, Assistant Vice President/Community Outreach Officer, U.S. Bank
Karla Mena Escobar, Community Outreach Client Relationship Consultant, U.S. Bank  

2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 

Networking Essentials for Young Professionals

Dayana Falcon, Talent Mobility Manager, ESPN

3:05 pm - 3:20 pm 

Coffee Break

3:20 pm - 4:20 pm 

Puentes to Success: Navigating Graduate School Pathways 

Moderator: Guadalupe Lazaro, Masters of Communication Management, USC


Bernadette Pinetta, Ph.D. in Education and Psychology, University of Michigan

Jennifer Nazario, Masters in Economics Student, Cal State Los Angeles

Destiny Salcido, Law Student, USC

4:20 pm - 4:25 pm 

4:25 pm - 5:25 pm 

Mindfulness Break

A Journey Through Professions – An Interactive Career Forum

Various speakers 



Kayla Valencia, Community Outreach Regional Manager, Southwest Airlines

   Friendly reminders  to maximize your experience 


  • Parking is free

  • Parking location: 1311 Grand Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91201

  Thank you to our sponsors  

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