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HOPE and The Estee Lauder Companies have partnered together to honor the accomplishment of future history making Latinas 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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.



  • Currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate college student.

  • Earned minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA.

  • Must be 18-23 years of age.

  • Must submit a complete application packet for consideration by February 17, 2021 at 10AM PT.

  • Must commit to volunteer or intern with HOPE.

  • Applicant must not have been previously honored.

  • Must be available to attend the recognition ceremony that will take place during the Virtual Latina History Day Conference on March 10- 12, 2021.*

*Recipient will only be required to attend the conference day where the recognition will take place- more information and the exact date to follow. 


  • Selected applicants will be honored as “Future History Makers” during the 30th Annual Latina History Day Virtual Conference

  • Honorees are welcomed to register a female role model as a guest (mother, mentor, aunt).

  • Prize package from Estee Lauder Companies.

  • Featured on HOPE’s website and other publicity



A panel of professionals will review all application packets and select applicants who will move forward to the interview phase of the selection process.

What is a Latina Future History Maker?

For the past seven years, HOPE has celebrated Future History Makers at the Latina History Day Conference, which is an annual conference established to recognize the historic and current achievements of Latinas, discuss community issues and embrace Latina culture. Future History Makers are the next generation of Latina women working to make an impact in their community by involvement in activities or projects, advancing in an academic field or pioneering groundbreaking research or inventions.

Questions? Contact Diana Amaya at damaya@latinas.org