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Festival People en Español 2014

Strayer hired me to attend Festival People en Español 2014 and write this blog post. 

This weekend was a lot of fun! It had been a LONG time since we last hit the open road and headed for San Antonio. As I’d mentioned in an earlier post, Strayer University invited me to attend the Festival People en Español in San Antonio, Texas this past August 30 – 31. We did, and the experience was well worth the trip.

Not only did we get to hang out with a lot of fellow bloggers, but we also got to meet a lot of new faces as well. We met the family that’s a YouTube sensation, the Reality Changers. We watched the pilot episode of ABC’s sure-to-be-a-hit Cristela, and then got to hear the creator of the show herself – Texas native, Cristela Alonzo – tell us about her humble beginnings. We attended the Chicas Poderosas concert where Becky G and Zendaya rocked the house. We listened to Don Francisco, Genesis Rodriguez, and so many others share their personal experiences on the main stage, and most importantly, we heard over and over again why this is the moment for Latinos in the U.S. to start building a better tomorrow.

Strayer University was all over that idea. They had a personal success coach on hand during the entire event, meeting with attendees interested in talking about their own personal success plans. It really was a great event. We had never attended Festival People before and doing it this way was very nice.

When it was all over on Sunday, we drove to Corpus Christi and stayed the night there before driving home on Labor Day. Just in case you’re wondering what the last picture at the Texas State Aquarium has to do with any of this. We did also create the below video of our time in San Antonio. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the video.

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Our Metiche gear for the weekend. I made my cap. Juan bought his.
Me and my baby.
Juan and George of Sofrito for your Soul, a.k.a. Urban Jibaro.
La familia.
This is how you take selfies 🙂
Reality Changers meet Los Metiches!
Reality Changers meet the Que Means What familia.
The Strayer University crew.
Excitement about higher education at the Strayer University booth.
Houston’s own Las Fenix rocking the house conjunto-style!
Actress Genesis Rodriguez.
The legendary Don Francisco. He was definitely a show stopper.
Yvonne of Spoiled Latina, Monique Frausto of Curves and Chaos, and Melanie Mendez Gonzales of Que Means What.
Yvonne and Juan after they were surprised with their personalized coke cans.
We had to stop by and visit Disney!
Fellow Houston Latina blogger Yvonne and me.
Latina bloggers (L to R) Yvonne with Spoiled Latina, Monique Frausto with Curves and Chaos, Melanie Mendez Gonzales of Que Means What, Eileen of Mommy Teaches, and yours truly.
Singer Zendaya performing at the Chicas Poderosas concert. I really enjoyed her set!
Juan and Edgar at the Texas State Aquarium.

About Strayer University 

Founded in 1892, Strayer University has over 80 campus locations in 17 states. The mission of the 120 year old higher education institution is to help working adults earn a high-quality college degree that fits into, and advances their lives. Each student – whether they are taking classes at a Strayer University campus or online – is assigned their own personal success coach, who assists them with financial advice, goal setting, career advice, time management, and other skills. In addition to helping to increase each student’s opportunity for academic success, coaches help prepare them for the real-world challenges that are inherent in building a successful career while managing other life priorities. Degree programs available at Strayer University include Executive MBA, Executive Grad Certificate, Traditional MBA, Masters, Bachelors, Associate, as well as Certificates and Diplomas. To learn more about the university click here.

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