Green Festival Speakers

Laura Estrella Herrera Sexton

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Since her arrival to Chicago six years ago, Estrella’s work experience has been very diverse, from City Colleges of Chicago, Non-profit Organizations, Advertising Agencies, and now for Tribune’s Hoy Newspaper, the only daily Spanish’s newspaper in Chicago.


Estrella believes that working for Corporate Organizations should not stop us from empowering our communities, and we should use all tools available to educate and help them. “We can make a profit and at the same time help our community.”


As an Account Executive in Hoy, Estrella uses her expertise in Hispanic Market to plan advertising for clients and last quarter met 150% of her Sales goal, while at the same time, has brought new ideas to the organization to get more involved with our community, participating in Adopt a Beach project with Alliance for the Great Lakes, Organizational Challenge with Chicago Climate Action and Earth Day with Friends of the Parks.


Estrella is a NRDC member, CARE and PETA Supporter and has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Certificate in Teaching of English as Second Language from Secretaria de Educacion Publica.