Jul 30, 2015


Dharma E. Cortes, Ph.D., Social Scientist

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New Latina Spotlights! Celebrating all that we are!

Today’s spotlight shines on my long time best friend and mentor, Dharma E. Cortes!

Current job/professional title:  Social scientist

City you live in: Lynn, MA

Country of origin or family heritage? Born in Puerto Rico, arrived in the US at 23.

Three words that best describes you: caring, cabecidura, independent

What makes you a smart Latina? Having an open mind

Stilettos or Flats? Wedges

Who has always inspired you to be your best? My parents.

Merengue, Salsa, Bachata or Other? Salsa

What’s your favorite hobby or creative outlet? Photography

25 million Latinas and counting! Your thoughts…? Political clout.

Countries you’ve visited, and your favorite one: I have visited many countries, my favorite one is Mexico.

Describe a perfect day off from work: A relaxed day with time to read, workout, play with my dog, cook, and have a nice meal with my husband.

Favorite TV show: Real Time with Bill Maher

Favorite magazine: AFAR

What has been your biggest accomplishment so far? Living a great life

What has been your biggest challenge in life? Mortality

What is your next dream? None, dreams are unreal, way too remote.

For learn more about Dharma’s professional career, click here.

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Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Dr. Perez-Litwin is the Founder & CEO of ELLA Leadership Institute, a multi-platform professional development organization designed to advance the careers and leadership of women. She's the creative force behind the LATINAS THINK BIG™ national tour, sponsored and live-streamed by Google.

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