Category: mexican american

Anna Escobedo Cabral (b. 1959) was the
Treasurer of the United States between 2005 and 2009. Of Mexican and Native
American heritage, she was the highest-ranking Latina of the Bush
administration.

She studied political science and law, and later served as the President
and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. She was also the
Director of the Center for Latino Initiatives of the Smithsonian Institution,
working for extended Latino representation.

Lydia Villa-Komaroff (b. 1947) is a Mexican-American molecular biologist. She is a founding member of SACNAS, The Society
for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.

She completed her PhD in cell biology at MIT in 1975, and later was part
of the team that discovered how bacteria could generate insulin. In 1996 she
started working for Northwestern Unviersity and became its Vice President for
Research.