Hispanics are the fastest growing group in the United States. Florida is the State with the third largest number of Hispanic residents. It is imperative that they join efforts with environmental organizations to protect the Everglades. The best way to achieve this support is through education. We need to inspire Hispanic people to love the Everglades with the same passion as Marjory did.
Pilar Velez obtained her Graduate Degree in economics from the Universidad Autonoma de Occidente (Cali, Colombia), with a Masters in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University (Miami, FL), a certification in Human Resources Management from Florida International University and specialized studies in the areas of marketing and business. Her outstanding academic performance earned her the highest honor, membership in Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for business, management and administration. Her academic and professional interests have been accompanied by her literary work..
Mrs. Velez commitment to literary and cultural development has been widely recognized internationally. She is the creator of the International Celebration of the Hispanic Book Month, President of the XII International Conference of Women Writers Marjory Stoneman Douglas (Miami, 2016), President of the Hispanic Heritage Literature Organization, Director and founder of the literary magazine Poetas y Escritores Miami and Director and founder of the Chapter AIPEH Miami (International Association of Hispanic Poets and Writers). Mrs. Velez collaborates on multiple projects for the dissemination of Hispanic culture, social causes and environmental preservation.
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