Episode 084

Growing Up Latina with Mayra Rocha, MBA

In this special Hispanic Heritage Month Edition episode, Luis speaks with Mayra Rocha. Mayra is a Media executive and Emmy-Award-winning journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. In her 15 years of experience, she has interviewed politicians and leaders of our time for the most respected news program in US Hispanic Television “Aqui y Ahora”. She was also Senior Strategy Executive Director for Univision Networks and Fusion Media. Currently, she is the President of Project M Media, a Digital Strategy Corporation which focuses on the management and development of personal finance content.

She is also an advisor to the ScaleUp program at Miami Dade College, where her cross-functional expertise in finance, strategy, operations, and marketing, helps small businesses scale up to the next level. She is a contributing Business Expert for Univision networks and its flagship show, Primer Impacto and Univision Noticias. She produces Café Dato, a personal finance show for Univision. She also reports for Marketplace which airs on NPR, the most prestigious economics show in the US.


In this episode, Luis and Mayra talk about the following and more:

  • Mayra’s background and upbringing
  • The importance of having great mentors and a support system
  • Creating your own opportunities while pursuing your dreams
  • How Mayra’s Hispanic Heritage shaped her career