Claudia Espinosa has been working with young Latinas for the past ten years. Her work with this population has enabled her to learn directly from these young women the needs that must be addressed to ensure that they can reach their full potential. An immigrant herself, she understands the challenges that must be overcome in order to succeed in a foreign country. Claudia knows that resilience, determination, commitment and hard work, along with self-confidence are crucial to mastering challenges such as learning a new language, adapting to a new culture and separating from one’s family. Her success in each of these areas gives her the credibility to be a role model to show, guide and support young Latinas and other young women in attaining their most ambitious goals.
Conceiving and founding Latinas On the Verge of Excellence is one of Claudia’s most important accomplishments. Her education and her skills as a social entrepreneur have allowed her to create and lead the L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program, with the goal to support and empower young women to strive for excellence and achieve their dreams.