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Ep 45 - Maya Miles on DACA and Never Giving Up

Oh my listeners, Maya's story is full of lessons. This week we had a conversation with Maya Miles, a business owner in Houston Texas. WARNING: Maya shares her sexual assault story. Feel free to skip this episode if this is something that may trigger you. We originally planned to talk about DACA and her experience, and then as Maya shared her story with us, we started unpacking different chapters of her life in which her perseverance took her one step further to get to where she is now. The...

Duration: 01:00:44

Ep 44 - Juan D Ortiz-Romero & Being Resourceful

Hello listeners, this week we have a conversation with Juan David Ortiz-Romero. Growing up between Medellin and Massachusetts, Juan David was raised by a hard-working father and a resourceful mother. Soon after high school in 2005 Juan enlisted in the Marines as an option to help pay for college and found himself happily residing in San Diego after 3 deployments and an Honorable discharge in 2010. Recently he has been working as an event planner for the San Diego Mac and Cheese festival,...

Duration: 01:11:46

Ep 43 - Yahaira Florentino and Your Second Brain

Hello listeners! This week we get serious about the food that we put in our body. We talked to Yahaira Florentino, she's an actor, holistic coach and best-selling Author and we sat down to have some cafecito and talk about food. During our conversation, Yahaira shares how she cured herself from two auto-immune diseases only by changing her nutrition, how we actually have two brains and the holistic truth about what we eat. Thank you to Revolution Coffee in Oceanside, CA for letting us...

Duration: 01:08:21

Ep 42 - The Humbled Therapist - Charlottesville and listener questions

Hello listeners, here we are another week at Cafe con Pam. This time, we have a conversation with Priscila, The Humbled Therapist. She is back for her last episode before she gives birth. Priscila wanted me to give you a disclaimer that she was dealing with "pregnant brain" while we recorded, in case you notice a difference. She's only four weeks away from her due date! During this episode, we talk about the recent events that happened with Charlottesville, what we can do to keep our...

Duration: 01:13:58

Ep 41 - Natalie Torres-Haddad

Hello listeners! Here we are another week and this time we talked to Natalie Torres-Haddad. Natalie is an Award Winning Author of the International Latino Book Awards of 2016, for her published book Financially Savvy in 20 minutes. The first Salvadorian American woman to publish a book dealing with student debt. During our conversation, we talked about how she figured at a young age that she wanted to be smart about her finances which lead her to write her book to help and empower others...

Duration: 01:09:26

Ep 40 - Crafty Chica & Perseverance

Hello listeners! Here we are at episode 40! This time we had a conversation at Kathy Cano-Murillo's studio in Phoenix. Kathy is an author, artist & founder of the award-winning brand, CraftyChica. She spreads the gospel of glitter – literally through her DIY projects and figuratively through her speeches, workshops, books, and essays. A former syndicated columnist for The Arizona Republic, she is now a full-time creativepreneur which has led multiple Crafty Chica mass retail product lines,...

Duration: 01:02:26

Ep 39 - Rosalva Patten and Finding Your Purpose

Hello listeners! Better late than never, during this week's episode, we had a conversation with Rosalva Patten. Born and raised in Tijuana Baja California Mexico, Rosalva Martha-Patten (a.k.a. Rosalva Vasquez) had the need to heal her own pain after receiving her first baby Noel Vasquez diagnosis with HIV when he received a transfusion with tainted blood. Noel was 4 years old. Since 1996 until now Rosalva has been opening five HIV organizations helping women and children living with HIV in...

Duration: 01:18:36

Ep 38 - Maribel Lara and having perspective

Hello listeners! And we are back with a new episode after a two-week vacation. This episode was a challenging one to edit due to the location where we recorded. Thank you for understanding that the audio quality of this episode is not the best. Our guest, on the other hand, is incredible. Maribel Lara has been helping Fortune 500 brands develop and execute marketing strategies that leverage social media and other emerging channels of communication. In her current role as part of the office...

Duration: 01:01:41

Ep 37 - Carolina Rubio MacWright on being a lawyer and artist

Hello listenters! This week we had a conversation with Carolina Rubio MacWright. Carolina was born in Bogota, Colombia, where she lived until age 20, when a need for a safer place to call home was necessary. She went to art school but after graduation, she felt the need to understand the legal system, at which point she moved to Oklahoma City where she became a lawyer. Her time in Oklahoma's legal world opened her eyes to the realities of the broken American legal system as well as the...

Duration: 00:55:25

Ep 36 - OMG it's Eddie G & Tiburcio Part 2

Hello listeners, here is the special episode with the one and only Tiburcio! He was kind enough to give us some time when Eddie G was in San Diego and we talked about a lot of things. As usual, Tiburcio refused to talk about his family, and we talked about his favorite foods, his strong dislike for smart phones, why he doesn't like the term Latinx and other things You can find Tiburcio at and Music by La...

Duration: 00:19:51

Ep 36 - OMG it's Eddie G Part 1

Hi listeners! This week we sat down with Eddie G at a coffee shop in San Diego and we explored his story. Carve out some time for this one as Eddie and Pam dive in to multiple conversations at once, clearly showing what it's like to be in the brain of two people that think really fast (or what doctors say ADD). We talked about leaving Corporate America, the funny story of how we met and multiple lessons that he's learned after he decided to follow his passion to create videos. Because of...

Duration: 01:21:55

Ep 35 - Sky Gaven and being a Female Producer

Hello listeners! Here we are at Episode 35 and this week we had a conversation with Sky Gaven. Sky is a Latin-American Female Producer based out of Los Angeles, CA. She studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2010, Sky formed a digital architectural company called KonRob. The company specializes in digital business strategy and creative design. Sky is currently building new forms of digital business. During our conversation, Sky shared how her life changed when her mother lost her...

Duration: 01:02:21

Ep 34 - Juana Gallo & La Comadre Pansha

Hello listeners! Here we are at episode 34 and this time we had a conversation with Juana Gallo who is Writer, Actress, and she's pursuing her Graduate Degree in History, Juana is a border-bicultural girl with a global mindset. Juana has contributed to multiple popular social media outlets such as TeleSur English, We Are Mitu and Travel Latina as a writer, talent and producer, and as writer and talent local tv shows in San Diego such as Tonight in san Diego and The Gloria Gold Show. She is...

Duration: 01:17:31

Ep 33 - Esteban Castillo and Chicano Eats

Hello listeners! Here we are at Episode 33 with the one and only Esteban Castillo better known as Chicano Eats. Esteban is a Queer Chicano living in Southern California with his life partner and two dogs. He is a communications professional and graphic designer by day, and avid home cook by night. He is also the author of the food blog, “Chicano Eats” where he gives Mexican food a minimalist and colorful treatment and explores his identity as a Chicano through stories and food. During our...

Duration: 01:00:38

Ep32 - Gustavo & Carmen on Being a Fit Couple

Hello listeners, welcome to Episode 32! We sat down with Gustavo and Carmen and talked about being a fit couple, how they met and their story. They both have an incredible story that they share with us. We talk about social media, following your passion and supporting and working together with your partner. Let me know what you think!

Duration: 00:58:29

Ep31 - The Humbled Therapist Q&A

Hello listeners! The Humbled Therapist is back! During this episode you'll learn why Priscila has been MIA, we answered some of your questions that you sent and we catch up after a long break of not having her on the show. This is a lengthy one, we talk about a lot of stuff and of course, we enjoyed some coffee.

Duration: 01:27:43

Ep 30 - Vivian Nunez and the power of vulnerability

Hello Episode 30! This time we talked to Vivian Nunez. Vivian the Founder of Too Damn Young, a resource and community for teens and young adults who have lost someone they love. She produces digital content for other creatives and entrepreneurs. Also, Vivian is the creator behind Creating Espacios, a resource for the next generation of trailblazing Latinas. During our conversation we talked about grief, how her life changed when her grandmother (who raised her) passed, mental health, and...

Duration: 00:39:03

Ep 29 - Latinos Who Lunch

Welcome to episode 29! I had an amazing time with Babelito and Favy from Latinos Who Lunch Podcast. Babelito is a PhD candidate in Iberoamerican colonial art history from the University of New Mexico and Favy is an incredible Artist, Curator, and Writer. Join our conversation in which we talk about microagressions, privilege, codeswitching, identity, art and many other things, while enjoying lunch and of course, coffee.

Duration: 01:08:19

Ep27 - Lizza Monet Morales & LoveBug Nation

Welcome to Episode #27! As we were in Long Beach after We All Grow Summit, Lizza and I decided to do her interview at a cafe. Lizza Monet Morales Lizza Monet Morales is one of the top 10 International multi-platform bilingual journalists and social media influencers as designated by The White House in 2014. Lizza shares her story, the reason why she loves Hello Kitty, what it was like to make it to Harvard, gives us news about her upcoming book and more inspiring anecdotes, while enjoying...

Duration: 01:07:34

Ep26 - Lorena Perez Batista on being a female musician

Welcome to Episode #26! We talked to Lorena Perez Batista who started her musical journey at an early age in her hometown Punto Fijo, Venezuela. Lorena studied Drums and Commercial Music at Miami Dade College, and a few years later received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. During our conversation, Lorena tells us what it is like to be a female musician in a male dominated world, why she chose to play the drums, and the current situation in Venezuela, while...

Duration: 00:45:32

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