Ana Maria Echeverría Jiménez

My name is Ana María Echeverría Jiménez. I am a hard-working, determined first generation Guatemalan-American immigrant and the oldest of three in a bilingual, but mainly Spanish-speaking household. Growing up in a diverse world, right between two cultures has taught me firsthand how important it is for youth of marginalized communities to receive mentorship and guidance in order to achieve their highest potential. I owe many thanks to my parents who tirelessly sought out so many opportunities for me throughout the years from college readiness programs, scholarships, sports teams, and arts classes to give me a better life. From my personal experiences, I have come to feel passionate about pushing for representation, inclusion and making opportunities such as these widely available to all underrepresented youth in order to foster their own success.

 

In 2018, I graduated from the School for Creative and Performing Arts in downtown Cincinnati, OH with a Career Technical diploma in Technical Theater which has contributed greatly to my deep appreciation for the arts and creative fields. I started at the University of Cincinnati (Main campus) majoring in Fashion Design at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP ) where I completed two and a half years of the program along with two co-op rotations at Costume Castle Inc. in Loveland, OH as a Designer, Stitcher and Social Media Manager. I am now in my fourth year at UC majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Fashion Design, Sustainability and Marketing. On UC’s campus, I am a part of the Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program and the Cincinnatus Scholarship Program. I currently serve as the President of Latinx En Accion, the largest Latinx student interest organization at UC after serving for two years as the Social Media Coordinator. I am also involved with the Latinx Mentorship Program as a mentor for underclassmen, and have previously served as the Social Media Coordinator for this organization as well. I currently serve as Co-President for Jovenes de la Caridad, an off-campus organization that I co-created with a friend of mine, Sandra Ramirez Puac, that strives to uplift the Latinx/Hispanic communities in the Greater Cincinnati area through community service work.

I currently do freelance work for non-profit women’s organization, Grailville – the Grail in Loveland, OH as well for the Cincinnati Language Services Cooperative as an Interpreter/Translator.