After earning a B.A. in Fashion Marketing and Management from the Illinois Institute of Art, Yuri Chavez ventured into the private sector. She made use of her leadership qualities and business savvy within multinational corporations such as PepsiCo—where she developed and implemented innovative sales strategies—and Victoria’s Secret, where she focused on product development and quality assurance. At ESDC, she has taken on a managerial role, serving as our bilingual office manager and focusing on daily operations. Yuriko has also been essential to the planning and logistical efforts behind our annual events such as Buen Provecho, the ESDC Golf Outing, and Mole de Mayo, a 3-day festival that draws over 100,000 visitors from across the Midwest.