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Rebekah Jasso Jensen founded Sanara Skincare with the intention to bring healing to body, mind and soul through plant-based skincare that celebrates indigenous Latin American botanicals. Read about her founder story, entrepreneurial journey, and her natural, therapeutic skincare line that is cruelty free, free of synthetics, meets clean beauty standards and is safe, effective and non irritating, even for sensitive skin. 

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Maydelli Mendoza was born in Cuidad de Mexico to parents who immigrated to the US when she was only 6 months old. Thru her veins runs indigenous blood from LA Sierra de Juarez, Oaxaca. Maydelli is the creator of Revolution Through Self Love. Her mission is to help individuals find their true life purpose while healing from within and finding their way back to self-love through six pillars of self-love and high vibration. As a conscious entrepreneur, Maydelli is also the founder of vegan catering company, RawLove by May, and a line of zero waste kits.
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Yalitza Martinez is a 24-year-old Mexican American from Houston, TX. She's a first-generation college grad who received a Bachelor of Science for Bilingual Education K-6th from the University of Texas at Austin. Yalitza decided to become a bilingual teacher so that she could come back home to show the future generation that being bilingual is awesome and each of their own stories has a great value for their community. She takes pride in her culture, in being from a border town in Tamaulipas, her boots, her norteña accent, and the language that represents her family.

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April Melgar is the CEO and Founder of April’s Sweets. She is a LA native balancing a full-time medical career during the day and a baking side hustle -turned small business- nights and weekends. Although different fields of work, her passion for both is one in the same and she finds them each to be rewarding and fulfilling in their own way. She strives to always offer excellence, whether that be in patient care or with her sweet treats; she will never give less than her best.
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Mayra is a writer, toxic love coach, and Reiki practitioner helping women heal their toxic web within. She empowers women to love themselves and their bodies. After being stuck in her own toxic pattern, Mayra learned that the only way she was going to finally put a stop to these cycles was to start getting real, and conscious, about the real pain within. 

Mayra lives in Los Angeles with her two boys and her Miniature Pinscher, Duke.  

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Laura was born and raised in Viña del Mar, Chile and moved to the US in 1992. Growing up in Chile gave her great exposure to the power of community, solidarity and helping those in need. Laura has been a corporate accounting professional for 20 years. She has served for over 5 years as an active board member of the Eli Home, a non-profit organization helping abused children and mothers, and has dedicated her life to community service. 

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Lisa Marie Gallegos is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") and Childhood Trauma speaker. She's the host of It's Time to PIVOT Podcast and a Professional Development Coordinator at USC. How did you start your career as a public speaker?Public speaking...
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Carolina is a San Diego-based entrepreneur and CEO. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Finance and has built an extensive career in the industry. This has been her foundation in her professional career and the steppingstone that has helped her achieve where she is today. Carolina quickly realized that there was a huge need to educate and empower her community through financial and business workshops after her many years of experience in the industry. 

She now dedicates herself to building and empowering entrepreneurs and business owners to grow their dreams through her company, Planning With A Purpose. While she continues building her vision, she is focused on sharing her knowledge and experiences to help others reach their true potential in their personal lives and in business. 
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Carolina Arenas is a first-generation Colombian American, born and raised in Queens, NY. She has a Masters in Social work and a bachelor in Forensic Psychology. Her passion for social work was what inspired her to open: Meraki Wayuu, a brand of handmade artisanal bags and accessories, sourced from the Wayuu Tribe of La Guajira, Colombia. Carolina wants to raise multicultural awareness, promote social justice and cultural preservation through economic fair trade. Through Meraki Wayuu, she is able to empower Colombian women artisans to share their stories and traditions and give the community the opportunity to shop with a purpose. Spiritú is honored to feature their Pom Pom Keychains/Bag Charms in the our Winter 2019 Box.

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Maria Teresa Gomez is a full-time career woman by day and a baker by night.  She has 22 years of experience in the shipyard industry in the accounting department for a small family owned business. Thanks to the support of her husband, children, family, friends, bosses, and customers, she has the opportunity to also work as her own boss with MKR Creations and do what she loves, baking. MKR Creations is her re-fuel and balance. As chaotic as times may be, she has learned to balance her full time job by day, MKR Creations by night and being a loving and effective working mother and wife to her boys. 

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