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Edith Ramirez

Edith Ramirez

…was appointed by President Barack Obama and began work on March 4, 2013 as the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, the agency in charge of protecting consumers and enforcing antitrust laws in the United States. She is the first Latina and, in fact, the first member of any ethnic minority to be appointed in this position. > read more

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Making History

Edith Ramirez
Antonia Novello
Rigoberta Tum
Ellen Ochoa
Dolores Huerta
Isabel Allende

Historical Biographies

Celia Cruz
Malintzin Tenepal
The Imperial Princess
The Mirabel Sisters
Manuela Saénz 

Antonia Novello

Antonia Coello Novello, M.D.

…was the first female to become Surgeon General of the United States. She served from 1990 to 1993. She became the New York Health Commissioner in 1999 to 2006. She continues to work in healthcare helping children and families. > read more

Rigoberta Tum

Rigoberta Menchu Tum

Nobel Peace Laureate, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, a Quiche ( Mayan) woman, born in 1959 in Chimel, Guatemala. As an activist, Ms. Menchu, dedicated the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 to her father Vicente. Ms. Menchu Tum is also the official spokesperson for the United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Peoples (1994 - 2003). > read more

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Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa, born in Los Angeles on May 10, 1958, was the first Latina astronaut and now is the director of the Johnson Space Center. She served as Deputy Director since 2007 before becoming the director in 2013. > read more

Dolores Huerta

Dolores HUerta

Chicana activist, Dolores Huerta, was awarded the Metal of Freedom by President Obama (2011). She is the co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFWA) and has been a labor leader of Chicano farm workers since 1968. > read more

Isabel Allende

Isabel Angelica Allende

Internationally acclaimed writer, Isabel Angelica Allende, was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru and raised in Chile. She is among the worlds’ most important women novelists. > read more

 
 

 

 
 

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