National Hispanic Heritage Month Recap
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, WTS Sacramento celebrates the accomplishments, contributions, and cultures of our Latinx and Hispanic members. National Hispanic Heritage Month was first celebrated within the United States in 1968, and this observance month memorializes the anniversary of independence of five Latin American counties: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Incidentally, Belize, Chile and Mexico are also noted to celebrate their Independence Day within this period.
With more than 60 million individuals, Hispanic Americans form the largest minority group in the United States today. As Californians, we are often reminded of the ways in which the Hispanic-American community has left an indelible mark on the rich tapestry of our State. Furthermore, the Hispanic American community of the Greater Sacramento Area is a vital presence within our local governments, culture, and economy.
As part of our National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, WTS Sacramento invited Ariana Castillo, PE of WMH Corporation, to share her unique experience as a Latina civil engineer within the transportation industry. Ariana is the current WTS Sacramento Treasurer and has been an active member of the chapter since 2015. In her interview, Ariana demonstrates how the core Hispanic American values of family, faith and service shaped her career. To learn more about Ariana’s story, visit WTS Sacramento on IG!