Growing up in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, Danica Matos was very involved in her Puerto Rican community. She joins us on The Face of Latina Professionals to share her story of life in Chicago, to making a career move from computer programming to real estate.
Though growing up in a major city like Chicago, Danica wouldn’t come to appreciate its diversity until she went to High School in a different neighborhood.
“My dad was very involved in the Humble Park community and very well known, so he really raised me to be a proud Puerto Rican from Humboldt Park. He supported businesses. He was just a huge staple in that community. I was pretty coddled in a very Puerto Rican neighborhood and somewhat segregated.
When I went to Lane Tech, I had friends from all over the city. I had friends who went from 95th Street, on the red line, to attend Lane Tech. It really opened my eyes to what a wonderful city Chicago really is and how many cultures and how many backgrounds it has.”
Tune in to hear more on Danica’s background and how September 11th had an impact on her career that would set her down her current path.