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Madeline J. Pena 

I was born in Guatemala and moved to Lafayette, Louisiana when I was 5 years-old. I’m now living in Houston and proud to call myself a Houston Latina Blogger! My blog is all about strutting the best version of yourself. I always carry my #CGAttitude (City Girl Attitude) everywhere I go. To have a #CGA means being confident, constantly evolving and being unapologetically you!

So, what’s my story? 

Simple. All I ever wanted to do in life was help people and I thought that studying Broadcasting would help me accomplish that. When I moved to Houston about 9 years ago, I interned at KPRC-TV, worked my butt off day in and day out until I landed a full-time job 4 months later. I quickly worked my way up from an editor to the station’s first Multimedia Journalist/Associate Producer. What does that mean? Well, I can do it all! I can write, shoot & edit videos.

After my stint at KPRC, I decided to pursue a different career path. Knowing that I love to talk to people, enjoy coordinating events, and have a creative eye for what works; I decided to enter the joyous world of Marketing. I can’t wait to see what this new career path has to offer me.

One thing I want people to know after reading the “About Me” section is to feel how passionate I am about LIFE!  The reason is simple and can be described by two words: My mother!

Shot by Jared Li

Shot by Jared Li

She moved our family to the U.S. because at the time she felt this is where we would have better opportunities. And guess what? It was. I remember her 12+ hour work days, her sleepless nights, and the daily sacrifices she made to make sure we had everything we needed.

This is the reason why I work so hard. I know what it is like to not have, I learned from her struggle and it has made me a better person for it. It also made me realize that no matter where my career takes me, I must always have a positive attitude, be willing to help anyone, and always have an open mind to learn new things.

1 comment

Brighter, Darling October 1, 2015 at 3:52 am

girl we have so much in common!!! so nice meeting you tonight and can’t wait to see you all more 🙂

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