With technology and science constantly evolving, there is a great demand for STEM professionals and Latinos are jumping on the opportunity. Role models like Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina to go to space and lead a space station, are proof anything is possible.
Ochoa first traveled to space on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery. She mentors young children and encourages them to pursue their dreams no matter what. http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3753806
Zaida Hernandez-Irisson was the first in her family to go college and today works as an electrical engineer at Fisher, USA. She advises Latinos that whatever path they choose they stay true to their own self as that uniqueness will ultimately help them stand out. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/latino-engineers-want-encourage-more-pursue-stem-careers-n975691
Emmanuel Rivera, a mechanical engineer at John Deere, advocates for diversity and inclusion and mentors younger generations like other Latinos in STEM. Meanwhile, retired NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez had to try a whopping 11 times to become an astronaut, before finally being selected on his 12th attempt.
Hernandez and other STEM stars advise younger generations to get back up every time they fall.