7 Successful Latinx in America

In honor of National Latinx Heritage Month we’ve compiled a list of Latnix in America making waves in their fields. Each of these individuals have different stories and careers but are all proof success knows no boundaries.

  1. Dr. Adriana Ocampo

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia and raised in Argentina Ocampo currently works for NASA as the Science Program manager. Her research has led to the discovery of the Chicxulub impact crater. Read more here https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/people/ocampoa

2. J. Paul Raines


A director and CEO of GameStop since 2010. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica and graduated with a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1985. Read more here http://fortune.com/2016/04/14/gamestop-ceo-ransformation-games/

3. Marcelo Claure


Born in La Paz, Bolivia Claure is now the CEO of Sprint Corporation and the co-founder of Brightstar Corp. He earned a bachelor degree in economics and finance from Bently University. Read more here http://newsroom.sprint.com/marcelo-claure.htm

4. Gina Rodriguez


First generation Puerto Rican, Rodriguez has reached success through her title role in the CW show Jane the Virgin along with starting the We Will foundation aimed for helping young women, particularly Latinas, from low-income families. Read more here https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/how-gina-rodriguez-sees-herself/2015/10/01/93e2488c-5aff-11e5-b38e-06883aacba64_story.html?utm_term=.d1f15ae52300

5. Jordi Munoz


A Mexican immigrant Munoz managed to move to the forefront of drone technology. He created the company 3D Robotics, which now has over 300 employees across four main sites, and creates five types of drones varying in prices. Read more here http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31356080

6. Soledad O’Brien


Born to an Australian father and a Cuban mother she was born and raised in St. James, New York. She graduated from Harvard University and went on to become an anchor and special correspondent of CNN/U.S. Read more here http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/personal/10/06/lia.soledad.obrien.excerpt/index.html

7. Sonia Sotomayor


The daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants Sotomayor made history in 2006 becoming not only the third woman as an associate justice of the Supreme Court but the first Latina Supreme Justice in U.S. history. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Princeton University before going to Yale Law School. Read more here https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx