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LOFT Hosts STEM Symposium in D.C.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) hosted a Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) Symposium focused on Leadership and Career Paths in the Public Sector featuring Securities and Exchange Commissioner Luis Aguilar as the keynote speaker followed by a panel of diverse government professionals discussing their career paths. The program took place on January 15, at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation which is located at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004.  The Symposium was part of a Washington, DC-based LOFT Series on leadership and workforce which featured FTC Chair Edith Ramirez in the summer.  Please check for the next Symposium in the series.  HHF, a national nonprofit organization, will be covering all costs associated with the event.

Below is a schedule of the program:

5:00 p.m. Registration/Networking
5:30 p.m. Keynote Address
6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception

“We were thrilled to have Commissioner Aguilar address this group of young professionals and provide not only guidance but inspiration as a public servant” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of HHF. “And through the esteemed panelists, we are able to demonstrate broad career opportunities and pathways for minorities in government.  Through this DC-based LOFT series we want to bring together minority leadership to network, find mentors, and learn of the career opportunities in various fields including in the public sector.”

The Symposium indeed promoted career opportunities and leadership in government with Commissioner Aguilar discussing the role of Hispanics and Latinos in the economic prosperity of the United States, and the rewards of public service.

About LOFT and HHF

HHF was established by the White House in 1987 and has a mission to inspire, identify, prepare and connect Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce. LOFT is an award-winning leadership and workforce development program which connects tens of thousands of students and young professionals, and provides more than 30 trainings, symposia and workshops focused in various fields or industries – called LOFT Tracks – as well as placements in mentorships, fellowships, internships and full-time positions for hundreds of vetted minorities. Visit for more information and join


Contact: Julian Alcazar
LOFT Public Sector Advisor

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