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Mónica Marie Zorrilla

Mónica Marie Zorrilla

Mónica has loved writing ever since she could hold a pencil in her hand, and has dreamt about the day she would be able to work with a news team since she was a fourth grader. AL DÍA News has been a natural fit, as she has been speaking and writing fluently in both English and in Spanish her whole life, due to being born to proud Cuban-American and Puerto Rican-Raised parents in Miami, FL. When she graduated from Carrollton School of The Sacred Heart in 2013 as a high school senior, she decided to give the North East a chance and has pursued her collegiate studies at Haverford College, where she is a member of The Class of 2017. As an English major and a double minor in Spanish and Psychology, Mónica's topics-of-interest cover a broad spectrum, as is evident in the content and clips she has contributed and produced. However, she is most intrigued by social justice and advocacy for children, human rights, foreign policy, [email protected] culture, and mainstream millennial trends. She hopes to, someday, go to graduate school for Social Work, but she promises to always continue providing a voice for herself and for others through her writing.

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Mujeres a Cargo: Prospanica tiene nueva presidenta

 10/03/2017 - 15:15
The National Board of Prospanica. Judith Garcia Galiana is in the green polka-dot dress. Photo shared by Saimi Haiman-Marrero. 

La última semana de septiembre trajo consigo frescas temperaturas y a empresarios negros e hispanos en trajes recién planchados, listos para conectarse, inspirarse o retomar viejos contactos en el Power of Performance: Leadership at The Next Level. Junto con varios profesionales consumados que fueron homenajeados en la Prospanica’s Brillante Awards Gala, Galiana fue una de las figuras claves reconocidas en la conferencia en general.

Women In Charge: Prospanica Gets A New Chair

 10/02/2017 - 11:10
The National Board of Prospanica. Judith Garcia Galiana is in the green polka-dot dress. Photo shared by Saimi Haiman-Marrero. 

The last week of September brought with it crisp temperatures and Black and Hispanic business hopefuls in freshly-pressed suits, eager to network, become inspired, or re-connect at “Power of Performance: Leadership at The Next Level”. Other than the accomplished professionals who were honored at Prospanica’s Brillante Awards Gala, Galiana was one of the key figures being recognized at the conference as a whole.

Biden and Calderón talk Trade and Trump

 09/27/2017 - 17:26
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Felipe Calderón. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

On the evening of September 26th, hundreds of students, faculty members, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners gathered at the breathtaking Irvine Auditorium to hear from the 47th Vice President of the United States and the former Mexican President. The topic of the Perry World House dialogue? “The Future of the Global Order in an Era of Nationalism, Populism, and Retrenchment.”

 

Romy Díaz: El mentor que Filadelfia se merece

 09/27/2017 - 14:50
Romy Díaz at our office on 1835 Market Street. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

El vicepresidente y consejero general de PECO es un hispano que lleva varias décadas trabajando para dejar un legado en la ciudad. Mentor de latinos y miembro de la comunidad LGBT, Rómulo “Romy” Díaz es uno de los cuatro hispanos reconocidos durante el Hispanic Heritage Month por su invaluable aporte a Filadelfia.

 

Romy Díaz: The Mentor The City Deserves

 09/27/2017 - 13:38
Romy Díaz at our office on 1835 Market Street. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

If cities are in need of superheroes, then Philadelphia may have discovered one. Neither sporting cape nor spandex, The Mentor prefers a suit when serving Philadelphians, offering parables from his life and career in a Southwestern twang to Latino and LGBT youth, or providing counsel to PECO for ecological and efficient energy production. A well-versed and seasoned attorney and politician, The Mentor (who goes by alias “Romy”), has been serving us since 2002 with modesty and empathy. To show our appreciation, AL DĺA News honors Romy this year with a Hispanic Heritage Award.

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