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Richard Coronado is a senior candidate for a bachelor’s degree in finance, real estate, and law at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). He currently serves as the President of the Hispanic Students Business Association (HSBA) for a second term. During his college career, Richard has surpassed many struggles. At the spring of 2006 Richard’s father suffered a severe injury at work, leaving him out of a job for many months to come. With his mother beside him, they both set forth to overcome adversity and run the family household. At times working two jobs, Richard did not lose focus on being triumphant and being able to facilitate the well- being of his family. Towards the end of 2007, Richard began a sales internship position at HireRight Incorporated.


Teena Prado is embarking in her fourth year at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), pursuing her lifelong dream of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. Recently, she finished her term as the Public Relations Chairperson for the Hispanic Students Business Association (HSBA). HSBA is a 28 year-old organization that focuses in fostering academic, networking and social skills for its members. As Public Relations Chairperson, Teena was responsible for coordinating weekly professional development workshops, contacting potential speakers, and always having a game plan set for her fellow members. Even though Teena will not serve as officer for the HSBA, Teena maintains a set forth commitment to help the organization grow and remain involved.


Veronica Martinez is a current California State University, Long Beach candidate for a bachelor’s degree in human development and minor in human resource management, and graduated in the fall of 2008. Veronica obtained her associate’s degree from Long Beach City College. Throughout her education experience, Veronica assured herself that she would be the first in her family to attend college. Veronica was born and raised in the city of Long Beach, California and is a first generation Mexican- American to attend college in her family. Veronica is a role model to her younger sister Alejandra, a current sophomore in high school. During her college career, Veronica attended school full time and worked two jobs as a server and care taker.


Susan Hidalgo, a senior at California State University, Long Beach, is a double major in business management and Chicano Latino studies. Coming from a very traditional Mexican family, education was always a priority. Through her parents’ commitment to emphasize the importance of education, something they did not have, Susan made education a priority in her life. Susan says, “My parents have been the ones that I credit for placing me in the right path; they have provided me with the necessary tools to obtain my goals and aspire to be all that I have ever dreamed of.” At the beginning of the summer of 2008, Susan was chosen to be a part of a distinctive group of students that would make up the Regional Executive Internship Program, a program pioneered by the Regional Hispanic Institute.

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