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Carolina Peña, a first generation immigrant from Ecuador, is the seven-year host and co-producer of Generación Latina, a cable television show for Latino youth in Montgomery County, MD.  She also works at the Hispanic Dental Association coordinating national membership and communications efforts across nine professional chapters and 34 dental school chapters in efforts to eliminate oral health disparities in the Hispanic community.

Carolina has experience in marketing, translation, public relations and video production. She has interned for WZDC Telemundo and worked events and media relations with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, wrote for local magazines like Motivos and Revista Buena Gente and supported the production of live and pre-recorded shows, including the Hispanic Heritage Awards (NBC and Telemundo), Latin Grammys (CBS), and New Year’s Eve Live from Times Square (Fox).

Carolina is a graduate of the Montgomery Scholars Program, a highly-selective honors program at Montgomery College. As one of only 25 students selected for the program, she studied at the International Relations summer seminar of the University of Cambridge, England. She received her B.A. in Communication at the University of Maryland. Carolina was the awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award by the Maryland Hispanic Business Conference in 2011 and Outstanding Alumni Award by her high school in 2012.  In her spare time she participates in the Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala planning committee to raise scholarship funds, enjoys teaching and dancing Cuban salsatraveling, biking through DC-trails, and motivating students at youth conferences and workshops in the Washington, DC region.

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2014 Assistant Producer Intern

Vicente Saez was born in Santiago, Chile where he resided until he was fifteen years old. He then moved to the United States and started his High School career at Walter Johnson in Bethesda, Maryland. As a High School student, Vicente was engaged in various school activities such as the Hispanic Heritage club, and the Minority Scholars program. During his senior year, he became president of the English as Second Language (ESOL) Honors Society, which helps students struggling to learn English to join the school community and excel academically despite the language constraints. Vicente started his college career at Montgomery College by joining Montgomery Scholars, a two-year honors interdisciplinary humanities based program. At this institution he became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, as well as Vice President of the Student Council. Vicente is expected to receive his Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Montgomery College in May. He wishes to become a Bachelor’s Degree candidate majoring in Psychology at the University of Maryland in the Fall 2014.

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