Alicia Miguel

Educator

Where were you born and raised?
Argentina.

What is your family heritage?
All of my ancestors came to Argentina from Spain.

What is your occupation?
Educator.

How have you supported or contributed to the local Hispanic/Latinx community?
I try to provide a voice to those who are under represented or whose voice is not being heard. I try to reach the Spanish speaking community by delivering messages in my native language, Spanish, and opening the door to communication to those who would not be heard otherwise. I also raise awareness about the non-English speaking community in our area and how that can be a barrier to accessing services and information.

How do you connect with your Hispanic/Latinx culture?
I stay rooted in my culture through family, friends and the surrounding community at a personal level.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Family meals, extended family gatherings, childhood friends who have turned into long lasting friendships that keep me connected to my culture in spite of the distance.

What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?
It is an opportunity to highlight the contributions of the Latinx community to our country and to the world.

In your opinion, what is the most important issue facing the Hispanic/Latinx community?
Representation and true access to resources and influence.

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