Atenea Americana - By Stanford Hispanic Broadcasting



A Window to the Hispanic Cultural Universe, from the heart of Silicon valley to the world


  • Navigating Grief and Loss in the World of Social Media

    15/12/2020 Duración: 41min

    Nancy Marmolejo Today we will be talking with Nancy Marmolejo. She is an Executive Coach who teaches entrepreneurs and leaders how to access their Deep Genius, that one-of-a-kind combination of innate strengths, life experiences and expertise that only you bring to the table.  She’s received several awards for her role as a Latina entrepreneur and has appeared on Univision, Latina Magazine, Hispanic Business, Smart Money and starting today Atenea Americana.  Originally had no plans to write a book on grief, yet after experiencing the deaths of three loved ones in a four-year period, Nancy saw how so many people struggled with offering condolences, especially on social media. A former teacher, she decided to create a guide to help people compose heartfelt messages that convey empathy. Her book, Don’t Say That, Say This: Navigating Grief and Loss in the World of Social Media, has been used in college courses, nursing programs, churches, reading groups as well as by everyday people looking for the right words to

  • Bias on Artificial Intelligence

    28/07/2020 Duración: 56min

    Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, PhD Today we are featuring a talk with Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, PhD. He is CTO of NTENT, a semantic search technology company based in Northern California. He is also part-time director of data science in Northeastern University at Silicon Valley. Before, he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs, until 2016. He obtained a Ph.D. in CS from University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1989. He is also the co-author of the best-seller Modern Information Retrieval textbook, that won the ASIST 2012 Book of the Year award. He has been member of the ACM Council and the Board of the IEEE Computer Society. He is an ACM & IEEE Fellow. For our chat today, our friend and collaborator Daniel Caselles also joins us. Our conversations center about the topic of Bias on Artificial Intelligence, how it works and what has been done to overcome it. During our conversation we touch several related topics, and the logic of why and how Bias in produced and methods to counteract it. Here, you can learn more about how it ha

  • Mental Health During a Global Health Crisis

    16/07/2020 Duración: 43min

    Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwing Today, we are sharing a conversation with Dr. Angelica Perez-Litwin.  She is a a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in private practice and research work. She has a B.S. in Psychology, from Columbia University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University, a M.B.A., Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Clemson University,  and is an Alumna from Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program. Dr, Perez-Litwin had been before in our show, as the founder of “Latinas Think Big,” a global community designed to help and support careers and venture projects of this community. It is a big group of talented women who meet for events, network throughout a social network and online platforms. She has been feature in magazines before as one of the most influential latinas, and has been instrumental the future of many latin women around the world with her network. Dr. Perez-Litwin is currently staring a new style of mental health platform, with

  • Talking About Global Health During Pandemic

    16/07/2020 Duración: 57min

    Doctor Michele Barry Today we are publishing a conversation we had few weeks ago wit Doctor Michele Barry, Board Chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She is also a professor at the medical school in Stanford University, a Senior associate Dean, Global Health Director, Part of the Center Innovation in Global Health and a senior fellow at the Woods Institute and at the Freeman Spongli Institute. Doctor Barry has received several honors during her career, like the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal for outstanding contributions to women in the field of medicine, and is founder of WomenLift Health which is a global initiative to transform global health outcomes by unleashing and elevating talented mid-career women to become global health leaders. She talked to us about the current global health crisis and about the best recommendation that science and health professionals can offer to the population during these times.

  • Blood Gold, and Illegal Mining Activity on The Amazon

    17/03/2020 Duración: 31min

    Luis Fernandez, director of CINCIA For this show, we had at the station CINCIA’s director Luis E. Fernandez. He is the Executive Director of the Amazon Scientific Innovation Center and Assistant Professor of Research (CINCIA), Department of Biology, Wake Forest University. Fernandez is a tropical ecologist and an expert in the dynamics and impact of environmental mercury in the areas of artisanal mining. During the last 12 years, he has carried out several research studies on the effects of mercury pollution in Peru and Brazil and consulted with governments of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Colombia. Previously, he has held positions at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University, the Argonne National Laboratory of the United States Department of Energy, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in Washington DC and Dallas, Texas. The presence of mercury in the Amazon region has been studied since the 1980s– mainly in Brazil– due to the exploitation of gold. In Madre de Dios, gold mining

  • People of the Amazon to Meet at Stanford in a Plea to Save It

    10/05/2017 Duración: 14min

    This month, representatives from different tribes, ethnicities, and countries of the Amazonian rainforest and other rainforests of South America will meet at Stanford University. They will be brought by efforts from different organizations inside and outside Stanford. Dr. Jose Fragoso, from the California Academy of Sciences They will be talking about way to save the rainforest and their land rights. They will talk about the state of their homes and their tribes, and exchange knowledge with researchers, academics, and other institutions. To talk about this our guest is Dr. Jose Fragoso. He is a researcher at the California Academy of sciences, and also a professor at Stanford university. Dr. Fragoso has been with us in the show before and will be back soon. He spends many months a year researching new species in the Brazilian Amazon and studying ways to preserve its environment. He also has great experience sharing ideas and learning about different Native Tribes of the south American Rainforest. Listen to ou

  • The State of Latino Entrepreneurship

    25/04/2017 Duración: 49min

    Natassia Rodriguez, Research Analyst The growth in the number of Latino-owned firms in the United States is outpacing growth in number among other firms in the nation. In fact, the five-year average growth rate in the number of Latino firms has remained at double or triple that of the national average for the past fifteen years. All this growth presents a great opportunity to expand the U.S. economy, and data shows the importance of Latino new businesses in the whole economy. Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative has been doing research about the state of Latino entrepreneurship and small businesses for the last two years. Their latest research surveyed a national sample of over 4,900 Latino-owned businesses. To talk about SLEI’s research and about its presentation this year at the Oberndorf Event Center at Stanford, we invited Tiq Chapa, Program Manager, and Natassia Rodriguez Ott,  Research Analyst from Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI). Tiq Chapa, Program Manager Stanford Latino Entr

  • Bringing The Love of STEM to All Girls

    11/01/2017 Duración: 35min

    Founder and Executive Director Maria Celier Today show is a conversation with María Célérier, founder and Executive Director of the foundation “Kids Vission”. They main mission is to engage girls into STEM education. They started with the vision that that girls in Silicon Valley need to know how STEAM is applied in real life, and suggested offering girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades an after school program that would show them how some of the most innovative companies in the Valley apply STEAM. This program could is primarily funded by several high-tech companies and hosts inside their headquarters, where employees from different companies volunteer as mentors and role models for leadership skills and STEAM-related careers. Celier earned a Master of Business Administration at HEC-Paris and a Bachelor of International Relations at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla. Her job experience in the Bay Area has been focused on helping children, youth and adults to improve their lives through education–at Renaissan

  • Vino with Amigos Binds us Together Through Wine Culture

    15/11/2016 Duración: 49min

    Today we are talking with Ramon and Becky Sandoval from “Vino with Amigos” events and “Vino Latino”. They have a company that helps promote a variety of wines from Napa and Sonoma Valley, making emphasis in the contributions that Latinos made on the production of this wines, while spreading their knowledge of wine introductions and oenophila. Wine has been an important part in history of humans. Long time ago people used to ferment plants to drink mostly because their water were not safe to drink, but with that first intent a whole culture of wines and foods was created, intertwineing tradicions and history. Many poets had written about wine and the world around it. Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges on his Sonnet to Wine said: In what kingdom, in what century, under what silent conjunction of the stars, on what secret day that stone has not preserved, emerged the valiant and singular idea of inventing mirth and play ? With autumns of gold it was created. Wine flows red along with the generations and on the

  • Rosie the Closer and Her “Latina Success Network”

    24/10/2016 Duración: 38min

    Today we are talking with  Rosalinda Zepeda, A.K.A. “Rosy The Closer”, a Mexican American that excels in the field of negotiations. Since an early age, Zepeda has been able to master the art of closing deals. She has also developed different workshops to help professionals to be more successful in their negotiations thru her company “The Latina Success Network“. LSN helps small business owners to grow their companies but also helps new professionals to enter the workforce with a leverage towards leadership. All LSN workshops are focused on helping young latinos and minority to expand their opportunities. Some of LSN of the workshops offered are “The LSN Start-Up Academy” and the “LSN Communication Academy”. Both designed with the same mission of  creating a premier community for business, professional and self-development for Latina professionals, entrepreneurs and those in between. Listen to our show to learn more about their plans, their programs, their achievements and their history. Remember to leave a co

  • Kiwa Summit, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Ecuador

    24/10/2016 Duración: 18min

    Today we are talking from Stanford, all the way with Ecuador, and with a Snack company that has expanded their mission to help other companies to grow and innovate. We are talking about KIWA, and KIWA Investment Summit. The KIWA Investment Summit intends to harness the spirit of innovation, sustainability, culture and community. Their plan is to connect Latin American enterprises generating the right environment for their success. We are talking with Martin Acosta, founder and CEO of KIWA who is going to tell us more about this mission and their future plans. Acosta has created the summit inspired by other international summits he attended and benefited from in the past, and he has successfully helped many other companies to grow and succeed. With one of his creative future plans, he has organized a post-summit adventure for investors and entrepreneurs to explore natural features with vigorous activities in the wild. During these experiences, they will bond and explore their responses to stressful situations

  • Startup Chile and the Foundation of Chilecon Valley

    05/10/2016 Duración: 22min

    Today our guest is Startup Chile, and for that, we are talking directly from Stanford with its executive director Rocio Fonseca in Santiago de Chile. Startup Chile is a seed incubator that the Government of Chile founded to inspire and engage innovation in Latin America and Chile itself. It receives over two hundred companies and projects each year, from 77 different countries, and every continent. In the last few years, Startup Chile had benefit thousands, giving an opportunity for more than 1,000 companies, attracting 16,000 applicants and creating what is now know as Chilecon Valley. Through their three programs, they may provide their applicants with money, guidance, network or exposure to investors. Their primary goal is to diversify the economy that had been growing mostly the agricultural industry, the mining industry, and astronomic research but moving it into other fields. One premise is that even when the companies have international reach, they must also bring benefits to the Chilean society. Anoth

  • Latino Community Foundation and The Giving Circles

    05/10/2016 Duración: 23min

    Today our guest is the Latino Community Foundation CEO Jacqueline Martinez Garcel. LCF have been growing exponentially in the last years helping the community and inspiring many to be part of their effort. Their programs have helped thousands, and they are planning on helping many more. One of their programs is the “Latino Giving Circle,” where regular members of the society get together to join forces with others for the common good, spreading wealth and education in worthy causes. A few years ago I interviewed the Latino Community Foundation when they were just launching their first Latino Giving Circle. Right now they have successfully established 14 and have started many others. Their plan is to raise the number to a thousand giving circles all around the state. Networking event for Latino Giving Circle Members The Latino Giving Circle are small groups with 10 to 50 members that network and get together to raise money, to bring their funds and to choose the best cause that fit their interest. They pay an

  • Save our Library! a Yelp by Stockton Community

    20/09/2016 Duración: 22min

    Sofia Colon, Library Activist Today our show is Called “Save our Library!”, and it is a conversation with Sofia Colon, native of Stockton, California and library activist. As the city of stockton filed for bankruptcy few years ago, it stopped many of their services. Libraries and public parks got cut our of the budget, as they tried to work towards financial solvency. Now, few years later, a group of concerned and afected citizens are trying to get their library back, and restore some of the services they lost. Measure “M” is trying to establish and secure funds for libraries inside Stockton. Stockton has ove 300,000 people, and it is very wide with no good public transportation. For kids, elderly and lower income families to get to another library too far from their home has proven to complicated. The centralization of all the libraries in the city to few in Down Town leaves a lot of the population unserved. This is a real problem for many, as the library has always lend services in multiple ways to the popu

  • “Es Tiempo” and The Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit

    20/09/2016 Duración: 27min

    Today I am talking with Frank Carbajal, founder and president of Es Tiempo, LLC., founder of the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit and co-author of “Building the Latino Future: Success Stories for the Next Generation.” His company called “es tiempo” provides leadership development by bringing leaders together through business mentorship and annually through the Silicon Valley Latino Leadership Summit (SVLLS). The Summit happens every year at the Stanford University Campus, and the main goal is to connect and inspire the community towards entrepreneurship and leadership. Carbajal also developed what he calles the FUTURE framework leadership model as part of his consulting and educational business. The Future framework helps companies and organizations build their Employee Resource Groups,  allowing people to gain best practices perspectives while integrating leadership into the workplace. Women Speakers and Leader during SVLLS Carbajal and his wife work on the summit every year choosing the best leaders