About Me

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My background

I am the owner of DG Speaks and the President of the Mercedes Parra Foundation. Over the years, I have endeavored to demonstrate my commitment to being a strong leader and facilitator for positive social change. Working in the areas of international development, education, and public policy, my career is focused on promoting gender equity and equality. 

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Who I am

I am an educator, activist, writer, artist, and mother, with an appreciation for life and a passion for change!

On the whole I am a free spirit.....loving life and all the beauty it has to offer.

My life is guided by the principles of humanism, the belief in the oneness of humanity, and a mission to make a difference in every positive way that I can. There is never a dull moment for me because there is always someone that needs a helping hand, some lesson to learn and another to teach, someone to love, and some adventure to take.

Thank you for taking the time to join me on my journey of life! :) 

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Things I love

Hello Kitty, travel, anything pink, and Star Trek!

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