Section III: Concerns of Hispanic Women/Latinas

"Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar."
(Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.)
― Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Section III has a long history. It began in 1977 as a task force within Div. 35 and was led by Martha Bernal, PhD. In 1986 it became a committee within Div. 35, and in 2003 it was named a Section. Section III has benefitted from the leadership and participation of inspiring Latinas such as Oliva Espin, PhD; Hortensia Amaro, PhD; Maryann Santos de Barona, PhD; Cynthia de las Fuentes, PhD; Alberta M. Gloria, PhD; Rachel Navarro, PhD; Carrie Castañeda-Sound, PhD; and Aida Hurtado, PhD. 


The purpose of Section III of Div. 35 is to assemble individuals who are interested in a broad spectrum of issues affecting Hispanic women/Latinas. If you are interested in getting involved with Section III activities and committees, please contact Section III President Bianca Guzmán.

Membership Benefits

  • Networking and fellowship with professionals and students interested in Hispanic women/Latinas' issues.

  • Convention programming.

  • Section III email list.

  • Leadership opportunities.

  • Active collaboration with other sections and organizations.

  • Section III sponsored awards and recognition.

For membership questions, please contact President Bianca Guzmán.

Download the membership brochure and application (PDF, 142KB). Send your completed Section III membership application and dues to the address below. (Dues are $10 for section members, $5 for student affiliates and new memberships are free.)

Division Services Office
American Psychological Association
750 First St. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

If sending a check, please make it payable to APA Div. 35.

Additional Div. 35 Information

Contact the Division Services Office at (202) 336-6013.


Please send your announcements and accomplishments for the upcoming Division 35 Section III newsletter to Bernadette Solórzano.

Recent Presentations

APA 2016 Annual Convention, Denver


  • "Latina Girls and Adolescents—Challenges and Resilience"
    Donna Castañeda, Chair 
  • "Latina Girl's Sexual Development"
    Bianca Guzmán
  • "Latina Adolescents Linkage with Gang Violence"
    Yoseline P. Lopez-Marroquin 
Section III Roundtable Discussion
"We are Uniquely 1 percent—Increasing Latina Representation in the Academy"
Yoseline Lopez-Marroquin, Yvette Flores, and Donna Castañeda

Student Representatives

The student representatives are:

  • Danielle Quintero, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Yoseline Paulett Lopez-Marroquin, Antioch University-Santa Barbara

Student Scholar Latina Award

The purpose of the Student Scholar Latina Award is to honor the scholarly contributions of a Section III student member who has conducted research and/or scholarly work that advances the psychology of Latina/Hispanic women. Submissions for consideration may include products based on degree-related work (e.g., dissertations) or other projects (class papers). All materials should be emailed to Dellanira Garcia by April 15, 2017.