Kenia Davalos, One of the Youngest and First Latinas Appointed as an Instructor at UCLA Extension in Finance

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Despite, her personal challenges, a divorce, closing of a business and starting all over in life with a new business and young children. She is resilient and teaches women at UCLA, especially single mothers and low-income women their financial worth.

Kenia Davalos, was appointed as "one of the first and youngest Latinas as an instructor at UCLA extension in the business management, investment and legal department." In her early 30's, she will be teaching a class designed to empower women in finance during these turbulent economic times. Life has taught her the value of a dollar and the meaning of the American dream of wealth.

Her inspiration is seeing so many young women having children, especially single Latina mothers and their limited financial understanding. She will be spearheading a new program for women from "financial health to wealth". Mrs. Davalos states, "I am blessed to have this opportunity to empower women, especially mompreneurs, single mothers and women to provide them stronger financial acumen to make it in these difficult economic times."

Despite, her personal challenges public divorce, closing of a business and starting all over in life with young children that have been presented to her in life, she sees them as making her more resilient for others. Mrs. Davalos recognizes that to whom much is given, much is required.

She states, "I understand the value and the importance of my role as a young Latina making entry in higher education and the impact I will have on many lives and the institution. Sometimes, when I walk through the halls and get mistaken for the student instead of the instructor, I know my value and mark in society." Because of this, she wants all women especially underserved women to understand their value to society. Mrs. Davalos is so committed to the program, she was successful in having scholarships provided for women who qualify to attend her next class.

Recently, Mrs. Davalos was also honored and recognized by the Regional US Hispanic Chamber as the Community Service of the Year for 2008, for all her community service work with women owned business and the Latino community since her late teens.

For more information about UCLA Extension program and scholarships available, please contact Kenia Davalos or go to http://www.uclaextension.edu.

About Kenia Davalos,
Mrs. Davalos is co- founder of Beverly Oncology Women's Foundation. Mrs. Davalos is also a small business commissioner for Los Angeles county and has supported over $100 million in procurement opportunities to small businesses. She has the privilege to sit on several respected boards, YWCA- San Gabriel, National Latina Business Women Association, Women's Leadership Exchange, Whittier Latino Business Professional Association, Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and Palomino Equestrian Therapy Services. She lives in lovely uptown Whittier with her children and fiancé.

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Paul Rodriguez, associate in market research/public relations
Kenia Davalos,co-founder and Instructor
Beverly Oncology Women's Foundation
UCLA Extension
Phone:626-421-4438

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