North Dakota notable latinos
Mayo, Sonia (1959-). A community leader in Fargo-Moorhead for over 20 years, she worked with migrant families from 1983 to 1987. She was the first person of color elected to the Moorhead School Board (2002-2006).
Espejo, Napoleon (1960-). Napoleon Espejo has been the medical director of the Family Health Care Center in Fargo since 1999. Originally from Peru, he spent three months at Shanley High School in Fargo in 1978. He returned to Peru in 1979 to complete medical
school. Along with North Dakotan wife Laura Christenson, who passed away in 2000, he served the poor in Peru until 1995, at which point he was accepted into the University of North Dakota’s Family Practice Residency Program. Since then, he has devoted himself to providing culturally sensitive health care to the most vulnerable, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
Flores-Ibarra, Oscar (1961-). Oscar Flores-Ibarra, a native of Mexico and Fargo resident, is professor of Economics and department chair at Minnesota State University.
Martinez, David G. (1967-). Originally from Mexico City, David Martinez is completing a MFA in drawing and digital drawing at the University of North Dakota. His work has been exhibited in Mexico City and Washington, DC. He was part of the Mexican snow-sculpting team, competing in Colorado from 1999 to 2001.
Lopez Camarillo, Jeannie (1971-). A community activist, Jeannie Lopez Camarillo worked for Motivation, Education, and Training, a nonprofit organization that helps migrant workers to settle into permanent work. From 2002 to 2006 she served on the board of directors of the Centro Cultural in Moorhead.
Zepeda, Manix (1974-). Originally from Nicaragua, Manix Zepeda is the principal at Horace Mann Elementary School in Fargo.
Gomez, Raul (1976-). Raul Gomez is the co-owner, copublisher, and design editor of the High Plains Reader, an alternative newspaper published in Fargo with a weekly readership of 30,000. Born in Iowa to Mexican parents, Raul Gomez has lived in North Dakota for over a decade.
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