Thank you to all our sponsors!

With your generous donations, we served over 500 young Latinas from the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area at this year's AML 2018.


We would like to extend a big thank you to:

  • California State University, Northridge
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Creative Bridge
  • Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
  • Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez
  • Youth Policy Institute
  • Kaiser Permanente Thrive
  • Communities in Schools - CIS of San Fernando Valley & Greater Los Angeles
  • Western Bagel Northridge 

How it all started

For over 25 consecutive years, the Adelante Mujer Latina Career Conference (AML) has provided young Latina high school students in the San Fernando Valley an opportunity to learn about various professional careers—from Culinary Arts & Entrepreneurship  to Education & Medicine—through the experiences of Latina professionals. AML also features a College & Resource Fair where dozens of colleges and universities from all over the state and country participate, as well as, booths for community resources and information.

Are you a high school student, parent, teacher or college counselor and would like to know more about AML? 


A big thanks to our sponsors!

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Key Note Speaker

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Alma A. Lopez MD

Alma A. Lopez MD was born and raised in the San

Fernando Valley. A daughter of Mexican immigrants, she was the first in her family to become a physician. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelors degree in Physiological Science. During her undergraduate years, she was very active in CCM, a pre-med student group that focused on underserved latino communties. She later graduated from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2006. While she was in medical school she was president of the UCLA Chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association. Given her interest in helping the underserved, she decided to pursue a career in Family Medicine, and completed her residency at White Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in Boyle Heights, where she was also Chief Resident. In collaboration with her colleagues, she is one of the founders of Alliance in Mentorship and, a non-profit organization that mentors underserved youth to pursue careers in health care professions. She currently practices medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Mission Hills. She continues to be active in mentoring students and going to conferences through out Southern California. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, watching movies, reading and spending time with her family. She is extremely appreciative of the love and support she has received from her family and friends. Although she works hard, she decompresses by relaxing with her husband and two sons.



Student Resources

  • Grand Salon
  • UC San Diego
  • UCLA
  • CSU Northridge
  • CSU Bakersfield
  • CSU Los Angeles
  • Glendale Community College
  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Woodbury University
  • Mills College
  • California Lutheran University
  • USC
  • SCI-Arc
  • Wellesley College
  • Mount Holoke
  • Gonzaga University
  • University of Redlands
  • CSUN MOSAIC Mentors
  • Los Angeles County Probation Department
  • Los Angeles School Police Department
  • Mission City Community Network
  • Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Committee
  • San Fernando Street Festival


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