From a political advisor for President Obama to a Surgeon General, these four women represented our gente by becoming the first Latinas to hold these important federal positions. Get to know the history-makers and the waves they’ve made for Latinos in the U.S. government 🔥

Born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico in 1944, Antonia Novello was the first female and Latina to serve as Surgeon General of the U.S. 👏🏼 And Catherine Cortez Masto is the first Latina ever elected to the U.S. Senate 🇺🇸

Hilda Solis 🇲🇽 is the first Latina to ever be part of a presidential cabinet as President’s Obama Secretary of Labor. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan 🇭🇳 became the first openly transgender person to work as a White House staffer in 2015. Next up: the first Latina U.S. president 🤩