Carolyn Curiel, Presidential Speechwriter

Happy Birthday to Carolyn Curiel, born on June 9, 1954 in Hammond, Indiana, to Mexican immigrant parents.  Her father was a steelworker and her mother was a housewife.  Curiel graduated from Purdue University, and worked as a sports reporter.  She expanded her career into political journalism with notable publication such as United Press International, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.  She was recruited by President Bill Clinton’s White House as a speechwriter, and became the first Hispanic woman and person of color to serve as a speechwriter to a US President.  Clinton later appointed her to serve as US Ambassador to Belize.

Feliz cumpleaños a Carolyn Curiel, nacido el 9 de junio de 1954 en Hammond, Indiana, a padres inmigrantes mexicanos. Su padre era un obrero metalúrgico y su madre era ama de casa. Curiel se graduó de la Universidad de Purdue, y trabajó como periodista deportivo. Amplió su carrera en el periodismo político con la publicación notable como United Press International, el New York Times y el Washington Post. Fue contratada por la Casa Blanca del presidente Bill Clinton como redactor de discursos, y se convirtió en la primera mujer hispana y la persona de color a servir como redactor de discursos para un Presidente de los EE.UU.. Clinton la nombró después de servir como embajador de EE.UU. en Belize.

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