Although I primarily work in the United States, I’ve loved my time working in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. My book, Atrévete a Ser Una Mujer Exitosa, has sold throughout Latin America.
I am passionate about community wealth building in its truest form. Wealth has to be people-centered, as it is more than dollars. Economic and community development needs to focus on building collaborative, inclusive, and locally-controlled economies.
Although my parents are from different towns in Baja California, Mexico (Rosarito and Algodones, Mexicali), I grew up in Los Angeles County, CA, where I happily absorbed elements of Jalisco culture from my foster family. Growing up, I was often the “voice” for my parents which where my passion for developing and supporting projects which give voice to and serve diverse communities is rooted.
By Lucy Escobar