2022-2023 Co-Chairs of Dallas LIP
Erika graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a specialization 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 Masters of Humanities, with a concentration in Psychology from the University of Dallas in 2019. 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. As a Teacher, Mentor, Aunt, and Mother of two, 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 is looking forward to overseeing the program. All the Chairs (and HWNT members) before her have created a strong foundation and she can’t wait to build on it!
Paloma was raised in Mexico and grew up with a vision of educating herself to become a role model and paving the path for others, moving to the USA, graduating and finding a career she is passionate about has been a blessing and wants to help others do the same. She 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, specially Latinas and young professionals. Paloma is a wife and a dog mom of “Oliver,” who they adopted in 2016. She loves exploring new places and traveling with her husband and friends.