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Two Holy Cross Alumni Named to 2019 ‘Latino 30 Under 30’ List

El Mundo Boston
November 22nd, 2019 by 

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El Mundo Boston's "Latino 30 Under 30" celebration took place on November 9.

Two Holy Cross alumni, Michelle Moreno-Silva ’15 and Philippe Doria Candido ’11, are among those named to El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 Under 30” list for 2019. Now in its fourth year, “Latino 30 Under 30” honors young individuals making an impact on the Massachusetts Latino community in the areas of business, sports, community service and fine arts.

Michelle Moreno-Silva ’15

Michelle Moreno-Silva ’15 is the deputy director of Hispanic media for the Office of Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.

A political science major at Holy Cross, Moreno-Silva interned for Congressman Jim McGovern, Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty, and then Rhode Island State Senator Juan Pichardo. She was also selected to participate in the prestigious Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute program in Washington D.C., interning for Congressman David Cicilline.

She was recently profiled by New America as one of America’s emerging Latino national security and foreign policy leaders.

Read more about Moreno-Silva’s nomination and the work she does by watching the video below or visiting her spotlight page on the Latino 30 Under 30 site.

Philippe Doria Candido ’11

A strong believer in living by the Jesuit principle of “men and women for and with others,” Philippe Doria Candido ’11 is proudest of his annual Christmas fundraising efforts benefitting the children in his small hometown in Brazil. With nearly $30,000 raised over the past nine years, Candido has led the efforts to gift over 10,000 toys to impoverished children.

An economics major at Holy Cross, Candido was also a member of the College’s NCAA Division I soccer team. He is currently a procurement manager at LogMeIn, Inc. in Boston.

Read more about Candido’s nomination and the work he does by watching the video below or visiting her spotlight page on the Latino 30 Under 30 site.

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