My name is Vianett Estrada and I am currently a senior at Loyola Marymount University and my major is business administration with an emphasis in marketing. I have learned plenty from LMU and I cant wait to back to school to get my MBA. I come from a family of businessmen and women, which is no surprise to parents that I want to follow in their footsteps. I have grown up with a business mentality and have always enjoyed learning new things that will help me improve my craft in business. Other than learning new things I am a very athletic and outdoorsy person. I enjoy snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, and playing tennis. The majority of my free time I dedicate to my hobbies during the weekend and during the week I am very focused and dedicated to work.

This year I had the opportunity of taking a Chicano studies course titled Chicanas and Latinas in the US. The main objective of this course was to pick an activist, artist, or writer of our choice that does not have an existing website and create one for them. The artist that I decided to use for my project is Yolanda Lopez. The reason why I selected Yolanda Lopez was because of the various renditions of her Virgin of the Guadalupe artwork. I come from a very religious family who deeply holds most of their faith in the Virgin of Guadalupe and studying Lopez’s work has provided me with an entire different view of the Virgin of Guadalupe that can be appreciated. Through her work she is able to maintain the religious décor of the Virgin of Guadalupe and incorporate the empowerment of Chicana women, which ultimately empowers Chicanas.