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MEET THE BOARD

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

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Will

Jaramillo

Community Service Director

Will
Jaramillo

Community Service Director

ABOUT US

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.

MEET THE BOARD

We'd like to introduce you to our 2023 Board of Directors.  They're our superstars!

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Vanessa
Meza

President

Vanessa
Meza

President

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Marisol
Vazquez

Vice-President

Marisol
Vazquez

Vice-President

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Lawrence
Trevino

Treasurer

Lawrence
Trevino

Treasurer

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Donancy
Vasquez

Secretary

Donancy
Vasquez

Secretary

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Kelly
carranza

Membership Chair

Kelly 
Carranza

Membership Chair

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Licelda
briones

Marketing Chair

licelda
briones

Marketing Chair

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Joseph
flores

Community Service Chair

Joseph
flores

Community Service Chair

Lorenzo 

Rodriguez

Social Event Chair

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Karlie
Ramirez

Immediate Past President

Karlie
Ramirez

Immediate Past President

Past Presidents:
2021-2022  KArlie ramirez
2020-2021  Angela Navarro
2019-2020  Shelly Cruz

2018-2019   Pamela Guerra-Garcia 
2017-2018   Enrique Legarreta

2016-2017   Chris Cordova 
2015-2016   Melissa ayala 
2014-2015   felicia pena 
2013-2014   ramiro diaz
2012-2013   roger de leon
2010-2012   matthew danner 
2009-2010  javier valdez

2006-2009  linda medina-LOPEZ

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
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"Always keep learning and growing. The only way to go is up!" -- Linda Medina-Lopez

After having moved from El Paso to Austin in 2002, Linda found herself in a new city with the potential for new opportunities. Austin quickly rose to the top being named the #1 city for Hispanics and Best City for Young Professionals. It was a challenging time trying to connect with other like minded individuals.  She wanted to grow professionally and give back to the community. After 6 months of brewing and brainstorming she founded the Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin (YHPAA) in 2006.  YHPAA was born to serve as the principal resource for young Hispanic professionals where they can build a foundation for their professional, community and personal development.

Committed to education and equity, Linda currently serves as the Executive Director for the Pflugerville ISD Education Foundation. The foundation's mission is to make sure every Pflugerville ISD student has the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential. The foundation works with the community to provide opportunities that recognizes student achievement and provides grants for innovative and creative teaching methods that lead to improved student success.

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