Meet Angelica Perez-Litwin, PhD

Sunday, September 4, 2011
Editor's Note:  The minute I met Angelica, I knew she was special.  She really is an inspiration to me. I love her passion to educate and empower Latina woman. And I'm honored to know her. 

Name: Angelica Perez-Litwin, PhD
Hometown: NYC
College/University Attended: Columbia University (B.A.), Fordham University (PhD)
Profession/Career: Publisher of New Latina & Clinical Psychologist
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Where were you born and where did you grow up for the most part of your life?

Born in Washington Heights, a Dominican community in New York City. Lived in the Dominican Republic from ages 5 to 7. Returned to the US around the age of 8.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you "grew up?"

A pediatrician.

What has been the "proudest" moment in your life"

Completing my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.

What does being a Latina woman mean to you?

Resourceful, Resilient & Beautiful (inside & out).

What advice do you have for today's young Latinas?

Be confident. Do not settle for the small stuff. Think BIG.

What Latina in your life has been a major inspiration and role model?

Many women: My mother & grandmother, as well as Dharma E. Cortes, my long-term friend and mentor.

What is your favorite quote or saying that you live by in life?

Think outside the box, challenge the status quo.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I like to take one day at a time, confident that tomorrow will be an even better day.

Name a fellow Latina, in your professional world, that inspires you. Why?

I am inspired every single day by women of all walks of life. I am inspired by their collective strength.


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