I was born and raised in Los Angeles to immigrant parents from El Salvador. Throughout my life, the most important lesson they taught me was to have pride in my work and my heritage, and this principle has carried through to everything I do. This mindset has brought me to where I am today: A Latina in a leadership position in television. But I don’t want to take this privilege for granted, I’m ready to take my learnings to advocate and fight for my community. Stories like ours are needed now more than ever.