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2021 SPEAKERS

We've gathered some of the top movers and shakers in our community to share their knowledge and experiences with the next generation of doers. Preview our growing 2021 line-up.

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About Marina Monsisvais

Marina Monsisvais founded Barracuda Public Relations to be the megaphone for all the great things happening in El Paso. She has grown the company from a boutique PR agency founded around her kitchen table into one of the most recognized and respected small businesses in El Paso. A graduate of New Mexico State University, Marina has leveraged her commercial media experience and her deep engagement in the El Paso-Juárez community to create an indispensable resource for local businesses, non-profit organizations and government institutions. Marina recently earned her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and is the long-time host of "State of the Arts" on KTEP 88.5 FM.

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About Andrea Gates-Ingle

Andrea Gates-Ingle earned her degree in Special Education with a minor in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1998.  Shortly after graduating from UTEP, she along with her husband Stephen Ingle had a vision of impacting the El Paso community through the arts.  As Co-Founder and Executive Director of Creative Kids, a nationally recognized 501(c)(3), non-profit educational community-based art agency that is currently celebrating it’s 23-years of service to the community, Ms. Ingle has made an indelible impact on the arts.  “In the beginning and even now, we are the only non-profit visual arts education institution that serves a broad base of youth in our region ranging from pediatric oncology patients, to migrant youth to youth living in public housing.” Ms. Gates-Ingle said. Her leadership has not only contributed to improved access to arts programs for our youth, but has also resulted in increased visibility of El Paso outside of our community.