What gets me out of bed in the morning is knowing that I can be a positive representation for Latinos. Growing up I never saw children’s books that showed latinas in a positive light, so I wrote a kids book. in my college of business I never had any Latinx professors, so I ended up writing an international award winning book on financial literacy. I became the first Latina, immigrant on the US TEDx stage advocating for financial literacy and mental health. I am known as the financially savvy latina and this is why I get up in the morning to be that positive light for others.