About LatinoPoliticsBlog

LatinoPoliticsBlog debuted on the internet in July 2007 with Adriana Maestas producing most of the content. Adriana holds a BA in political science from UC Irvine and an MA in public policy from Claremont Graduate University. She has been involved in political activities most of her life in both paid and volunteer capacities. The primary goal of this blog was to make Latinos think more critically about their leadership and their role in the American political system. Adriana blogs from the left coast.

Pablo Manriquez was born in Santiago de Chile’s Barrio Pudahuel during a year of discontent and rebellion, but was raised an O’Fallon, Missourian at the heart of the housing boom & bubble. Since earning an artium baccalaureus from the University of Notre Dame in 2006, he has worked as a reporter, a boatswain, a diamond merchant, a barkeep, a researcher, a new media director, and an organizing fellow for then-Senator Barack Hussein Obama. Pablo blogs from Washington, D.C.

David Molina currently serves on the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs. He is also the founder of BilingualHire, a bilingual talent and consulting company. His government service beyond the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs includes service in the Army and work for the Oregon legislature.

Seneca blogs from the nation’s capitol and has more experience in politics and government service than any other writer on the blog. And he is inspired by the Roman philosopher who bears the same name.