Beautiful - 7 Steps to the Best Version of You

My book is ready!
Get yours today!

BUY NOW
Esmeralda Montenegro Owen
Esmeralda Montenegro Owen
Esmeralda Montenegro Owen

Esmeralda Montenegro Owen is Executive Director for Youth Orchestra Salinas (YOSAL). Previously, she was Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Hartnell Community College District in Salinas, California.

She has also held positions at the National Steinbeck Center, the Girl Scouts of the Central Coast, and taught journalism at Gavilan College in Gilroy, California.

She was nominated for an Emmy Award as a news anchor and producer at Univision 67 in Monterey, California. She got her first break in broadcast journalism with Univision 21 in Fresno, California, and moved on to Telemundo 48 in San Jose as a news reporter.

Her life took a major change in 1993, when she became Miss El Salvador L.A.

Esmeralda Montenegro Owen

“This was a turning point in my life. I became a public figure, a public servant, a volunteer, a philanthropist, and a fighter for what is good,” she says. “I took a three-year break from school. I got married to my college sweetheart and switched my major twice until I found my passion for broadcast journalism.”

A native of Usulutan, El Salvador who came to the U.S. when she was in sixth-grade to escape the ongoing civil war there, Owen graduated from the University of Southern California with a dual degree in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish.

In 2009, after being let go from her job at Univision due to the flagging economy, she decided to go back to school and earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California.

She has been emcee for nine years for Noche Bohemia, an evening of music, poetry and creative expression for and by the Spanish-speaking community, and is co-chair of Juntos Podemos (Together We Can) a non-profit organization housed under Action Council, that informs the Latino community of tools, services, and organizations that will help them live a better life.

She was married to Bill Owen in 2009 and they have a son, Matthew Joseph.

In my life, numerous mentors have paved the way for me to realize my goals and dreams. Paying it forward is part of who I am, but now it needs to be taken to the next level. It takes lots of faith, preparation, and vulnerability to honestly enhance your vision to include those around you in the process and create quantitative results. My goal is to focus on supporting girls and women in becoming the best version of themselves.

ESMERALDA MONTENEGRO OWEN
Esmeralda Montenegro Owen

Some of the topics for Speaking Engagements

Esmeralda Montenegro Owen

Women uplifting women

Esmeralda Montenegro Owen

Accepting your past, embracing your future

Esmeralda Montenegro Owen

Overcoming obstacles

Esmeralda Montenegro Owen

Collaboration involvement and mentorship

Esmeralda Montenegro Owen
Esmeralda Montenegro Owen
Esmeralda Montenegro Owen
Esmeralda Montenegro Owen

AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Contact booking agent Marci Bracco at Chatterbox PR
831-747-7455
marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
chatterboxpr.com

Esmeralda Montenegro Owen