2022-2023 LIP Co-Chairs
Erika graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in ESL, from the University of North TX. She realized teaching high school was her passion and taught Family and Consumer Science at Garland High School for four years. She resigned from teaching to pursue a Master of Humanities, with a concentration in Psychology, from the University of Dallas. During her time there, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy, Cuba, and Costa Rica. She has been mentoring high school and college-age girls for almost a decade. She is currently a Montessori Educator and mother of two toddlers. As a teacher, mentor, aunt, and mother, she is passionate about lifting up young Latinas and supporting them to be the curators of their success. She has been involved with LIP in various capacities for seven years, and currently serves as the LIP Co-Chair on the HWNT Board.
Paloma was raised in Mexico and grew up with a vision of educating herself to become a role model. Her desire to pave the way for others grew when she moved to the USA, graduated, and found a career she is passionate about. She feels blessed to have been able to do this and wants to help others do the same. Paloma started her career in Finance and Insurance after graduating with a double major in Marketing and Global Business from the University of Texas at Dallas. She became a Financial Services Professional at New York Life and her passion for mentoring and helping others succeed led her to her current role as a Partner. She is responsible for the hiring and development of new Associates and believes mentorship is key to success. She has been mentored by top Executives within her company as well as serving as a mentor for others, especially Latinas and young professionals. Paloma is a wife and a dog mom of “Oliver,” who was adopted in 2016. She loves exploring new places and traveling with her husband and friends. Paloma has several years of experience with LIP and also serves as LIP Co-Chair on the HWNT Board.