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PRESENT

THE LATINA FUTURE  HISTORY MAKER HONOREES

For 15 years, HOPE and The Estee Lauder Companies have partnered together to honor the accomplishment of future history making Latina college students in local communities. The Future History Maker honorees foster a unique spirit of passion, posses a vision that brings communities together, or charts a new path of discovery. As “Future History Makers,” these Latinas strive for excellence and deliver their best efforts towards being positive role models and creating change. 

2022 HONOREES

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Lucia Isabella Alarcon
Future FBI Agent

 Political Science Major - Chapman University

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Jacqueline Carrillo
Future Licensed Clinical Therapist

Psychology Major - Las Positas College 

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Bryanna Fernandez
Future Congresswoman
(HOPE Scholarship recipient) 

Political Science Major & Public Affairs & Chicanx Studies Minor - UCLA

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Jeannette Mayo Gallegos
Future Chief Information Systems Security Officer

 Computer Science Major
San Diego City College

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Diana Guardado
Future School Board Member 

 Political Science and Public Policy Major
Menlo College

2022 LATINAS TO WATCH

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Destiny Avalos
Future Attorney

English/Public Policy
UC Riverside

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Catherine Cueva
Future Lawyer

Political Science
UCLA

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Kyana Espinoza
Future Public Defender

Criminal Justice
Fresno Pacific University

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Sofia Milian
Future BioTechnology Doctorate Candidate

Biotechnology
Berkeley City College

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Lindsey Perez
Future Business Owner

Statistics/Communications
UCLA

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Brenda Vargas
Future Attorney


Political Science
 
San Jose State University

2021 HONOREES

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Karen Herran

Future Global Health Research Professor

Keren Herrán is a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is earning an Individualized Study BS degree titled, “Global Health Considering Environmental Factors” and an Honors College certificate. Witnessing health inequalities in her DC metropolitan immigrant community and repeatedly visiting her parents’ Salvadoran and Puerto Rican hometowns sparked Keren’s interest in global health. She will enter her doctoral training in public health the fall of 2021 and ultimately aspires to spearhead sociobehavioral interventions that benefit Latino populations.

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Isabella Valdez Martinez

Future Congresswoman

(HOPE Scholarship Recipient)

Isabella Valdez Martinez is a transfer student continuing her third year at the University of California, Riverside, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Political Science. She is currently a Student Engagement Ambassador for the Office of Student Engagement. After her undergraduate studies, she plans to acquire an M.P.A., become a member of Congress, advocate for marginalized communities, and inspire future generations of leaders.

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Frida Mendez-Arce

Future Public Servant

Frida Mendez-Arce is a Mexican first-generation woman from Porterville, in Central Valley California. She is currently in her fourth year of studying at California State University, Fullerton. She is majoring in sociology and minoring in political science. After graduating this year, Frida plans on pursuing a career in public service. Frida wants to work in a career that allows her to uplift marginalized communities and believes that she can do this through policy work and daily advocacy.

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Bianca Torres Murray

Future Lawyer

Bianca Torres Murray is a first-year at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an intended Ethnic Studies major who hopes to minor in Public Policy. Bianca is a proud Mexican-American who is originally from Echo Park, in Los Angeles. Last summer, she graduated from Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California. Moreover, Bianca is very passionate about local government, social justice, and public policy. In the future, Bianca aspires to attend law school and work in government as a policymaker.

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Miriam Torres

Future Activist and Policy Maker

Miriam Torres Sanchez is a first-generation Latina pursuing a double major in Political Science and Chicana/o studies at the University of California Los Angeles.  Miriam is extremely passionate about social justice and advocating for the Latino community. She aspires to be a lawyer or public official to represent her community and address their needs.

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