What is your Hispanic Heritage: Mexican What area of Florida do you live in: Jacksonville What is your profession: Associate Dean
Latin Times Magazine: Tell us about what you do for a living and how you got into it Dr. Linka Crosby: Associate Dean of Workforce Operations and an English as a Second Language instructor at Florida State College at Jacksonville. I got into education because I wanted to help and give back to the community.
Officer Pete Padilla Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office / District 2
Peter Padilla nació en la única ciudad de Miami, FL. Es el único hijo de sus padres cubanos, Tania y Pedro Padilla. Ha estado casado con su esposa, Yanelis Padilla durante 22 años. Juntos tienen tres hijos increíbles; Elías, Josías y Jeylise Padilla. Ha vivido en Jacksonville, FL desde 1999.
Mr. Ken Amaro was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands. His father and grandparents were born on the island of Puerto Rico, more specifically Culebra. Mr. Amaro attended Jones College in Jacksonville, Florida, where he earned a BBA in 1980. He worked as an Anchor/Reporter at First Coast News from 1979 until his retirement in 2021.
Well known for his “On Your Side” consumer reports, Ken worked tirelessly for the consumer by uncovering scams, rip-offs, and swindles.
My name is Glorimar Rodriguez, an administrative assistant and human resource manager at Optivo Group property management company.
I am passionate about God, family, and making a positive impact in our Jacksonville communities. I host a podcast called The Pink Round Table.
I also partake in Optivo Care, a non-profit dedicated to giving to women and their children in need. Glorimar holds a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in health administration and management. She's proud of her loving husband, two amazing sons, and her beautiful grandson.
I love cooking and in my spare time I give English class to my Christian family at church.
What area of Florida do you live in: Jacksonville, Florida
Latin Times Magazine: Tell us about what you do for a living and how you got into it. Yadira Botero: I moved to Jacksonville, Florida 23 years ago from New Jersey and started working for the City of Jacksonville and was able to continue to grow within the City to being promoted to Finance Officer first for the Property Appraiser’s Office and now to the Supervisor of Elections Office.