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yhpaa is an official 501(c)(3) in the state of Texas

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We'd like to introduce you to our 2019 Board of Directors.  They're our superstars!

Shelly Cruz

Vice-President

Lauren Tarin

Secretary

Cristian Rodriguez

Treasurer

Jacqueline Ramirez

Fundraising Director

EMILY​ SMITH

Gala Chair

Paula Arciniega

Membership - External

Erwin Cuellar

Membership - Internal

Angela Navarro

Public Relations Director

Brian

Botinelli

Social Director

Will

Jaramillo

Community Service Director

Enrique Legarreta

Past President

In 2006, at the age of 26, Linda Medina-Lopez founded the Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin (YHPAA). Linda's passion, drive, and leadership have created successful organizations and initiatives for education and in the community.  She currently serves as the Associate Director of State and District Partnerships for the College Board. In her role, she creates partnerships by helping districts achieve their college readiness goals.

 

Linda has served on the boards of Leadership Austin, City of Austin Commission for Women,
Co-Founder of El Paso in Austin Network and Chair of See Jane Give. She received her Master's in Education with Honors from Concordia University Austin in 2005 and Bachelor's in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2001. She has been recognized as the 2017 Woman of the Year by 
Amhiga Hispana, 2015 Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, 2010 Austin Under 40 Education Category Winner and as one of Austin Most Influential Latinos in 2007 by La Voz Newspaper.  She is a proud graduate of Leadership Austin 2009, Hispanic Austin Leadership 2008 and Emerge 2007.  An entrepreneur at heart, Linda is also the owner of blossombelleweddings.com, a day of coordinating company.  

She enjoys spending time with her husband Joe and their twin boys, Gabriel and Marco.

Get in touch!

YHPAA's mission:

DAR. GOZAR. AVANZAR.

 

The Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin (YHPAA) aims to provide leadership and professional development opportunities for young Latino professionals to empower and connect with the Greater Austin community since 2006. We strive to be the premier Latino organization positively shaping the landscape of our communities. YHPAA supports and encourages higher education through scholarships and mentorship programs while providing resources to members for professional, community, and personal development.

We'd like to introduce you to our 2019 Board of Directors.  They're our superstars!

Pamela garcia

President

Pamela garcia

President

Shelly Cruz

Vice-President

Lauren Tarin

Secretary

Cristian Rodriguez

Treasurer

Jacqueline Ramirez

Fundraising Director

EMILY​ SMITH

Gala Chair

Paula Arciniega

Membership - External

Erwin Cuellar

Membership - Internal

Angela Navarro

Public Relations Director

Brian

Botinelli

Social Director

Will

Jaramillo

Community Service Director

Enrique Legarreta

Immediate Past President

Past Presidents:
Chris Cordova
Melissa ayala
felicia pena
ramiro diaz

roger de leon
matthew danner
javier valdez

linda medina-LOPEZ

In 2006, at the age of 26, Linda Medina-Lopez founded the Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin (YHPAA). Linda's passion, drive, and leadership have created successful organizations and initiatives for education and in the community.  She currently serves as the Associate Director of State and District Partnerships for the College Board. In her role, she creates partnerships by helping districts achieve their college readiness goals.

 

Linda has served on the boards of Leadership Austin, City of Austin Commission for Women, UTEP Alumni Association, Chair of the Concordia University Alumni Association, Co-Founder of El Paso in Austin Network and Chair of See Jane Give. She received her Master's in Education with Honors from Concordia University Austin in 2005 and Bachelor's in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2001. She has been recognized as the 2017 Woman of the Year by Amhiga Hispana, 2015 Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, 2010 Austin Under 40 Education Category Winner and as one of Austin Most Influential Latinos in 2007 by La Voz Newspaper. In 2009 Rackroom Shoes profiled her community work in People en Espanol and Vanidades Magazines. She is a proud graduate of Leadership Austin 2009, Hispanic Austin Leadership 2008 and Emerge 2007.  An entrepreneur at heart, Linda is also the owner of blossombelleweddings.com, a day of coordinating company.  

She enjoys spending time with her husband Joe and their twin boys, Gabriel and Marco.

Get in touch!