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Mariela Dabbah Biography

For the last fifteen years Mariela has devoted her enormous energy to helping young Latino students, women and professionals succeed in their quest of education and successful careers in the United States.

In this mission she has authored several award winning, best-selling books to help Latinos navigate the American system:
Latinos in College: Your guide to Success, (Winner of the 2010 International Latino Book Award for Best Reference in English) Help your Children Succeed in School, Help your Children Succeed in High School and Go to College, (both best sellers, Criticas Magazine,) How to Get a Job in the U.S., and co-authored The Latino Advantage in the Workplace.

As a national speaker, Mariela has presented at General Electric, Citigroup, AIG, Exxon/Mobil, HBO, Goldman Sachs, Verizon, JPMorganChase, McDonald’s, Procter and Gamble, Kroger, the College Board, Harvard, Yale and Columbia, Multicultural Women Conference, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Women of ALPFA, among many other companies, organizations and professional conferences.

As the National Spokesperson for McDonald’s Latino Education program Mariela presented workshops for parents and students across the country. Her program and columns are found on:

Mariela is a frequent guest expert on Latino education and success on TV and radio shows: “All things considered” (NPR,) “Good Morning America” (ABC,) “Today in New York” (NBC,) “Newsroom” (CNN,) “Despierta América” (Univision,) “En Familia” (CNN,) “Noticiero Nacional Univisión” to name a few. She’s also the education expert on Univision 41 (New York.)

In 2009 Mariela created Latinos in College, the first all encompassing platform to help Latino student succeed in college ( In 2011, Latinos in College became a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help students and families find all the resources, tools and connections they need to successfully graduate college.

In addition, Mariela is a columnist for and for and she writes on education, careers and empowerment for and

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Mariela Dabbah

  • Appears frequently as a guest expert on: “Despierta América” (Univisión), “Notimujer” CNN, “Al Rojo Vivo” (Telemundo), NPR News, and many others

  • Authored several books helping Latinos be successful through education, career development and empowerment

  • Is the founder and CEO of Latinos in College, a not-for-profit organization focused on helping Latino students and families find everything they need to successfully choose, pay and graduate from college
  • Develops and conducts keynote speeches and workshop programs for corporations and educational institutions all across the country