100HWW Virtual Scholarship Award Event
Thursday, May 13, 2021
at 6:45pm Program Start (opening Zoom at 6:30pm)
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New York born with an Argentine heritage, Sophia Angelica found her passion as a singer-songwriter and performer at the early age of 7. With credits in “Good Day New York” on Fox and “Dora the Explorer” on Nickelodeon in her childhood, she continued to grow in unique ways throughout her career.
Most notably, Sophia has performed at many cause-related events at the United Nations and other major venues and is constantly re-booked to perform at annual events, award shows and festivals. Over the years, she has become an avid advocate and creative activist for human rights. And in March of 2018, Sophia, as lead speaker and performer, went on a University Human Rights Tour in Taiwan.
Most recently, she released an international song and movement amidst the pandemic with producer and creator Juan Cristiani, “Survivors”, and created a song and music video, “My Brother, Big Brother,” for a national music awareness campaign for her brother, who was in need of a life-saving kidney transplant.
For her work with human rights and music, she received the HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) Elizabeth Pena Breakthrough Artist Award, the Benazir Bhutto Pride of Performance Award (International Human Rights Commission), and the prestigious Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) in April 2019 in Washington DC. Along with the PVSA, she received letters of achievement and recognition from Governor Cuomo, Governor Murphy of NJ, the State Legislature of New Jersey, and many other political leaders.
Rosado-Santiago, a seasoned advertising and marketing executive, has established her career by leveraging Multicultural media strategies across brands and agencies. Rosado-Santiago is currently leading Multicultural Advertising & Marketing efforts at Intersection Co. – a Google backed out of home media company with transit, airport, and digital street-level media throughout the United States. Rosado Santiago also leads Diversity Equity & Inclusion efforts for Intersection’s ERG commUNITY.
Rosado-Santiago started her career at Univision Communications and has worked in leadership roles across organizations like Latina Magazine, The Wall Street Journal Hispanic, Televisa and MundoFox.
At the Community level – Rosado-Santiago leads the NYC Hispanic Star Hub, under the United Nations -not for profit affiliate, We Are All Human Foundation.
Most recently, Rosado-Santiago co-authored an Amazon Best-selling book: Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power, sharing her personal story of where her commitment to community work began. Rosado-Santiago has also started production on Hispanic Star: Together We Rise, the followup to last year’s Hispanic Star: Together We Shine, Docuseries.
In her spare time, Rosado-Santiago enjoys quality time with her husband and their two children, Joaquin Lua 8 years old and Camila Rosa 5 years old. Rosado-Santiago considers herself a proud latina – Lover, Believer and Supporter of all that uplifts the Hispanic community and moves the culture forward. She defines herself as the bridge between corporate culture and community passion.