From Guatemala to America: Cynthia’s Story

Ashley Garcia
By Ashley Garcia

Cynthia Inglett was adopted at the age of two from Guatemala. Since coming to the United States she has been presented with many opportunities to succeed.

She’s learning everyday to embrace the fact that she is a woman, a Latina and a millennial.

This is her inspiring story of success.

Ashley Garcia
I am a senior at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. I’m majoring in journalism with a concentration in digital media and minoring in criminal justice. I am the social media coordinator of Chi Alpha at Texas State, a summer community affairs intern for KXAS—NBC 5, a proud Emma Bowen fellow and a member of the Association of Hispanic Journalists. I have a very unhealthy obsession with coffee and I enjoy reading, writing, hiking, knitting, spending time with my family, coding for my website and going on spontaneous adventures.  As a Latina, a woman and a millennial I have encountered many obstacles over the past 21 years of my life, but I’ve learned to overcome each one with strength and perseverance. This is what ultimately led to me deciding to pursue a career in media. My goal is to share the stories of women and Latinas in today’s world in hopes of bringing diversity into the media.