LATINISTA started it’s journey in 2008 with LATINISTA FASHION WEEK + LATINISTA Events, which gave birth to the launch of LATINISTA.com magazine . Our vision is to create a unique platform for the our generation of Latinas, bridging the gap from old school to new school under one umbrella.
Our Editorial Board proudly brings this vision to life for our readers, who help drive the tone and direction of LATINISTA‘s Editorial policy will take.
CEO, DCG Group Media
Dr. Carina Lopez
A Bilingual Spanish/English Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopath, licensed Acupuncturist, Master Herbalist and Biosyntonist. Using a supportive environment, Dr. Lopez assists with a spectrum of issues using the body’s own healing potential and natural, safe, effective treatments. Dr. Lopez began her career in conventional medical school, a model of healthcare that disillusioned her. During this time she became quite ill and in the process learned the profound connection between health and happiness. In search of a more fulfilling & new model healthcare, she traveled to Belize, working with Shaman, as well as traveled to India to volunteer at the Maher Baba Free Homeopathic Dispensary, practicing homeopathy under her mentor, Robert Street. She enrolled at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine specializing in homeopathy under Dr. Florence McPherson, Dr. Eleanor Herschberger and Dr. Eugene Zampieron, University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute & the School of Natural Healing. Dr. Lopez has also attended the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy-Greece for Post-Graduate studies under George Vithoulkas.
Elizabeth Carrión (Liz) is a contributing editor for Latinista and your one-stop-shop to Latin Foods 101. She enjoys sharing her love of cooking & the gratifying experience associated with tasting foods from all over the globe. As one who believes food is one of the few things that connect people, Liz learned of this first hand when she planned her sister’s birthday at the ripe age of 10. It took place in her parent’s garage and some of the menu items included grape soda & cracker jacks. A few years and some healthy tips later, she graduated to the next level and hosted “International Day”, where guests were challenged to bring dishes from their native country. Liz’s journey has led her to experience different ways in which she can impart her love and knowledge of cooking. Some of her accomplishments include: launching her MiCocina-Latina blog site in 2010, catering special events for companies, such as Ogilvy and Ernst & Young, providing children’s cooking classes at the Jump Immersion school in Edison, NJ & having her recipes featured on Fox News Latino in both the Lifestyle and Health sections of their website.
Liz is only getting started! She is embarking into her next chapter with writing her first cookbook! Stay Tuned!
Melissa Velazquez worked in the youth development field for about ten years before switching gears to marketing and promotions when I turned thirty. Once I became a solo mom I wanted to find a way to bring my career knowledge home. Blogging was a perfect fit that would allow me to merge my careers and motherhood. justaBXmom was born from that merge in the fall of 2015.
Lillie Morales is a graduate of Kean University where she studied Communications Journalism and Media and Film. Fashion , writing, and photography are Lillie’s passions. You can see all of this on JerseyFashionista.com, a website she created which covers fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Lillie is also an entrepreneur and owns her own business. She provides media services and small business solutions.
Business is one of Lillie’s many passions. She attended Disney University which taught her the importance of customer service and providing positive experiences. She has worked for companies such as Walt Disney, Univision, and MTV Networks.
Lillie also enjoys doing charity work. She has put together many fashion shows and shopping events for a good cause. Charities she has donated to are the Endofound.org and Revlon Walk for Women’s Cancers.
A Latina entrepreneur, mom and wife. She travels most of the year for business and brings her family along for the ride. She writes about her business, travels and love of coffee and tech. A digital marketing industry veteran, Danay is CEO of LunaSol Media, where she leads a talented group of highly experienced online marketers in delivering measurable results for their clients. Danay blogs about life as a Latina entrepreneur, parenting and her travels at danay.net.
An Afro-Latina, native New Yorker, Bilingual (Spanish/English), graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelor’s in Multimedia Journalism & Broadcasting. Dally’s accomplishments include Acting, Modeling and Brand Ambassador-spoke model. Her experience includes working at Warner Brothers NBC, working closely with the Creative Director of Forbes Magazine, Video Journalist, Producer, Fashion Publicists, and published writer for a World-Wide Magazine, Welum Magazine. She continues to work on creating & developing a Bilingual TV Network and Digital. Her calling is to service others by making a difference, motivating & inspiring others to use their talents to make a difference in the world.