BELatina’s Best of the Week: Latinas in STEM, Chef Aaron Sanchez, and More

BELatina STEM Latinx BEst of the Week
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It’s Friday, and we’re ready for a spooky weekend!

In the BELatina newsroom, Halloween is definitely our favorite holiday. Between scary stories, creative disguises, and a spiritual feeling in the air, we’ve had a great week.

We’ve met and written about amazing people with inspiring stories, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

From new technologies and platforms that are changing the world to Latinas breaking the crystal ceiling in STEM, these are the best stories of the week.

Breast Cancer BELatina Latinx
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Five Apps and Technologies That Can Help with Your Breasts’ Health

Early detection is key when it comes to cancer, especially breast cancer, and the sooner you notice any changes in your breast tissue, the higher the likelihood that you will survive your cancer diagnosis. Thankfully, there are several game-changing apps to help women protect their breasts from the comfort of their home (and their phones) so that breast healthcare is approachable and accessible.

Anti-Machista hotline in Colombia BELatina Latinx
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New Anti-Machista Hotline in Colombia Aims To Heal the Other Side of Violence

Línea Calma in Bogotá is not a telephone helpline like the others. The number attempts to help men understand their emotions and control their actions.

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Meet Zaida Hernandez, the Salvadoran-American Working at NASA

Zaida Hernandez grew up in Houston, Texas. She began at NASA as an intern at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) when she was a senior in high school. She would complete seven NASA internships before beginning her full-time job as an engineer in the structural engineering division at JSC, supporting the VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) mission and the Orion spacecraft.

Susan Gonzalez AI Artificial Intelligence BELatina Latinx
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Meet Susan Gonzales, the Latina Fighting To Make AI Accessible to All

Susan Gonzales is the CEO of AIandYou, a nonprofit whose mission is to engage and educate communities of color about AI and equip them with the knowledge and tools they need to take action.

Chef Aaron Sanchez BELatina Latinx
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A Conversation With Chef Aaron Sanchez About Community and Representation

Chef Aaron Sanchez has used his platform to advocate for our community. In fact, he recently joined #PepsiJuntosCrecemos to allow Latino small businesses and business owners to thrive.

‘So Violento, So Macabro' Podcast BELatina Latinx
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‘So Violento, So Macabro,’ the New Bilingual Latinx True Crime Podcast

Besides being one of the few podcasts that cover Latin American cases, Aly and Dee use this project “to give Latinx Americans an inside look at what happens in our homeland, and make you reflect on what we can do to prevent these crimes from ever happening again.”