Meet our Panelists: New Latino Influencers

Gloria Martinez-Casillas: 
Originally from Guanajuato, Mexico Gloria moved to the U.S. when she was 8 years old and is a proud DREAMer, mother, and wife. She has been creating beautiful jewelry since high school and is now part of the local artist’s group, The Phoenix Fridas. Deeply inspired by her Mexican roots and culture, she loves to use bright eye catching colors in her work. Not afraid of a challenge, her favorite material happens to be seed beads; check out all of her work via her blog today!

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Maira Garcia:

We’ve all heard about having a bucket list, well Maira is well on her way to ensuring she crosses everything off her list! As a Systems Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace she gets to work on fast and sleek jets like the G6. When she’s not working she loves to travel, try new food, hike, cook, and adventure all across Arizona and beyond. She’s drunk Guinness in Ireland, eaten at the original Chipotle in Denver, started a trending topic on LinkedIn, delivered a keynote address at a UofA Engineering event, & hiked the tallest peak in Arizona. Up next on her list, officiating a friends wedding this summer! Get inspired by Maira’s lust for living life to the fullest by following her blog!

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Esther Marie Cerecedo: 
As a stay at home mother of 4, and self proclaimed super shy person, Esther has used blogging to come out of her shell and share budget friendly fashion tips with all who follow her. Thanks to a shoe obsession she started her online adventures, and has since become a Brand Ambassador for JustFab. She loves using Poshmark to sell her gently used clothing, shoes, and purses in turn purchasing from others to always keep her closet and style fresh! Check out her blog for more fun fashion tips!

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Will Medina:

Music enthusiast, constant concert goer, CD buyer, supporter of the arts, and fan of Arizona sunsets; Will Medina is all about the music! Back in the day Will would spend hours searching for new undiscovered talent and loved the feeling of sharing a new artist’s work with his friends. One of his greatest joys is helping others discover their new favorite artist. He has now taken his passion online to help all of his followers connect with new raw talent; while also helping to promote up and coming artists. Check out Will’s blog VeryVinyl for all your music needs! #VeryVinyl

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Thimetis “Timo” Molina: 
Our first featured blogger has a very personal story that has led her on her blogging journey. Timo started blogging to document her foodie journeys, progressively turning her writing into sharing recipes and the struggles she faced while trying to lose weight. 25 pounds down her health was still a concern, which is what inevitably made her adopt a gluten free diet. She is passionate about showcasing this way of life and cooking, and how quality ingredients can make gluten free cooking just as good as any other. If you can say “I can’t believe this is gluten free AND delicious!” then she has accomplished her goal.

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Sylvia Vasquez:

Our next blogger is originally from the Bay Area and is proud to call herself a Sun Devil. Bilingual Analyst by day and blogger by night, Sylvia created Fabulous Saturdays to share all the amazing experiences you can have in your own community. She likes to show her followers that you don’t have to leave the state to have travel experiences, nor do you need a big budget. If she’s not able to do some local travel she always shares small DIY projects or new things locally to showcase how all can have fabulous Saturdays!

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Meet all of our First Class on May 18th!

Event Details: 
Wednesday May 18th: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Phoenix: 4745 N 7th Street, Suite 210,
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Join us, mingle, eat great food and enjoy craft beer with your friends atCollectivo! RSVP for this great event!

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