• Yversha Roman, Civic Leader

    Ancestry:  Born in Puerto Rico
    Residence: Rochester, NY
    What You Should Know:

    Roman is currently involved in numerous organizations including the Youth Development Institute offering free professional development for youth workers, the Women Elect State Board focusing on increasing the number of women running for public office, La Cumbre, the Community Youth Development Advisory Committee for Nazareth College, and the Genesee Waterways Center.  She is also a two-time recipient of the gold level U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizing those achieving 500+ hours of service over a 12-month period.
    The Hispanic Coalition of New York State, Inc. named Roman as a “40 under 40 Rising Star” recognizing Latinos under the age of 40 making a positive difference in their community. She was also one of City Newspaper's "Rochester Ten," for her work improving the community. (Democrat & Chronicle)

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    The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project features women with Hispanic or Latino ancestry who have leadership stories to tell and aims to inspire other women with a mission to close the pay gap.


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