Hispanic Heritage. Ynés Mexía

Hispanic Heritage. Ynés Mexía

Mexican-American botanist YNES MEXIA [1870-1938] is believed to be the most prolific plant collector of her time. She is also proof that it is never too late to pursue your passion as she did at age 55. She discovered five hundred new species and collected some...
Hispanic Heritage. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

Hispanic Heritage. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez

After the sadness of Las Vegas, needed to take a deep breath. Thoughts go out to the families and friends of the 58 people who died as well as support for the more than 500 who have been injured. For HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH I’ve been sharing the stories of...
Hispanic Heritage. Baruj Benacerraf

Hispanic Heritage. Baruj Benacerraf

BARUJ BENACERRAF [1920-2011] focused his research on understanding the genetic reasons for allergies and other diseases impacting immunity. Born in Caracas, Venezuela of Spanish-Jewish ancestry he spent much of his childhood in France. His father was a textile...
Hispanic Heritage. Millo Castro Zaldarriaga

Hispanic Heritage. Millo Castro Zaldarriaga

This post is about a young Cuban girl who believed in her dream. The determination of MILLO CASTRO ZALDARRIAGA, broke the island’s taboo against female drummers. Eventually she would perform with her sisters, Anacaona in Cuba’s first all female dance band....