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October 14, 2022

Grand Central Air Terminal 

1310 Air Way, Glendale CA, 91201

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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).   


Summit Reminders

  • Bring your latest resume for it to be reviewed by professionals

  • We strongly encourage you to wear a mask. Proof of COVID-19
    vaccination or a negative COVID test will be checked at entry.

  • Dress code: Business professional attire.

  • Bring your best spirit to network with other like-minded young professionals.

  • Business cards to network. 
    Favorite top or lip gloss for your professional headshot. 

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11:00 am 

11:30am - 12:30pm

Registration & Networking

Welcome Lunch

Succeeding in Today’s Workforce 

Noelia Sanchez, Noteworthy Lab 

12:30pm - 12:35pm

Mindfulness Break

 12:35pm - 1:05pm 

Be Kind to Your Mind: Exploring Latina Mental Health Research and Pathways  

Moderator: Diana Amaya, Director of Programs  

Jessica Arcos, UCLA Sophomore Nataly Rocha, UCLA Master’s in Social Work 

 1:05pm - 2:05pm

Nurturing Your Money Mind$et  

Veronica B. Gudiel, Co-Founder & Partner Level Up Latina 

 2:05pm - 2:15pm

Mindfulness Break

 2:15pm - 2:45pm

Unleash your Superpower: Lessons on Civic Participation 

Moderator: Lauren Salaiz, HOPE Youth Program Associate 

Diana Guardado, Menlo College

Alexandra Leal Silva, IGNITE Fellow 

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Networking Activity – Elevator Pitches

3:35pm - 4:20pm

The 5%: Latinas with Advanced Degrees  

Moderated by: Guadalupe Lazaro, Communication Student, USC Annenberg

Panelists:  Rocio Perez, UCLA MPP 

Britney Bayardo,  PHD Candidate  

Luz Murillo, UCLA Law School & Micro Influencer 

4:20pm - 5:20pm


Career Forums


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Los Angeles County Students

Eligible for Uber Credit up to $50

San Diego Students

Eligible for round-trip train fare

Bakersfield Students

Eligible for gas reimbursement

Contact Kimberly Salinas to request your stipend at

*Must be registered to attend*

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