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2014 Executive Leadership Conference & Mujer Awards

2014 Executive Leadership Conference & Mujer Awards

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In 2009, NHLI created the Rising Star Awards to recognize three Latina leaders under the age of 30 for their achievements. These young leaders have achieved signifigant professional accomplishments and serve as exceptional role models to other young Hispanic women.

Rising Stars will be honored at the Rising Star Breakfast September 15, 2014.

Pamela Campos

Pamela Campos-Palma, LLL '12

Pam Campos is a tenacious, multidimensional leader, and change agent. A tireless advocate of social change Pam is a political and community organizer, having worked and lobbied in Oregon and Washington D.C on behalf of marginalized communities. She has served as the Director of a Latina’s empowerment organization. She has been asked to speak at empowering events such as Latinas Think Big, Elevating Impact Summit alongside CNN news anchor and journalist, Anderson Cooper. Nominated by the Governor of Oregon, Pam currently serves as the first and only student voting member on the governing Board of Trustees for Portland State University. During her time in service she volunteered with local communities while in Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as working with the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at a deployed location. This Fall, Pam will start her Master’s in Public Administration with a focus in Policy at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.


Laura Quintero

Laura Quintero

Laura Quintero is an interior designer in Dallas. She is a first generation college graduate. She received her degree in interior design from the University of Texas in Arlington. Her UTA experience inspired her more ways than one. It was full of lessons that not only came from books but from her peers, professors and mentors. Those sparks of lessons drove her to motivate and encourage young Latinos and Latinas to pursue a college degree. She has been involved with students since her years in UTA. She was able to participate in several programs that exposed young students into the world of art and architecture. Since graduating, she has been able to participate more with high school students and mentor them into a college career in design. She uses her background in design to encourage young Latinos and Latinas to go into the field. She enjoys exposing the students' talent and encourages that talent to take them into a level of higher education. She hopes that more Latino students from the Dallas area will give themselves the chance and take advantage of the opportunities they have to become someone successful and help their community achieve greatness.





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