What do you do when you grow up Latina and want to go to college but don’t know how? How do you go from never being on an airplane to flying over 27 countries and sharing your story with children and families around the world? In this episode, Latina mom of 3, decorated Air Force aviation veteran, independent publisher, and author Graciela Tiscarenno Sato shares with us her inspirational story sure to capture your attention.
Join us as we talk about her journey in the United States Air Force and how she became the worlds first bilingual children’s book creator featuring a mama in the Air Force, better known as Captain Mama or Capitan Mama. Plus, we’ll talk about how she may be speaking at your local airshow and how you can win her autographed trilogy and replica airplane. Asi que no te lo pierdas!
About Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
Graciela is a highly decorated Air Force aviation veteran and creator of the world's first bilingual children's aviation book trilogy in which a mamá is flying a military airplane. At schools, teacher conferences and the airshow industry, she is known as Captain Mama / Capitán Mamá for the uniquely inspirational community outreach and STEM mentoring she does ahead of and during airshows nationwide. Graciela was commissioned as the 2nd Lieutenant, United States Air Force, immediately upon graduating from the University of California at Berkeley where she attended as a 4-year scholarship cadet after moving 1100 miles from her familia... an act considered culturally-rebellious that shocked her entire Mexican-American neighborhood in Colorado.
Since leaving the Air Force, she's worked in two tech industries in management roles in Silicon Valley and created award-winning indie publishing firm Gracefully Global Group in 2010 to publish literature to showcase the POSITIVE contributions of Latinos in the USA. "Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them" and "B.R.A.N.D. Before your Resumé" are Graciela's award-winning, nonfiction books found worldwide. CaptainMama.com
Host, Janny Perez is a Latina mom raising a multilingual and multicultural daughter to be proud of her roots.
Join her as she interviews Latina moms, and language & heritage experts and motivates you to stay on your bilingual parenting journey. Grab a cafecito, we’re talking bilingualism, growing up Latina, and tradiciones.
The show alternates between interviews and solo shows. Tuesdays feature guest interviews of powerful Latina moms from around the world as they share their bilingual parenting tips, how they're impacting the Latinx community, and a fast round of questions where guests share their favorites about their Hispanic heritage.
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