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"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; Aida Hurtado, PhD; Bianca Guzman, PhD; and Yvette Flores, PhD.

Section President: Dellanira Garcia, PhD

Past President and Awards Chair: Yvette Flores, PhD

Secretary: Yoseline Lopez-Marroquin, PsyD

Treasurer: Denisse Tiznado, PhD

Newsletter Editor: Donna Castañeda, PhD

Social Media Chair: Daniela “Danny” Dominguez, PsyD

Community Liason: Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga, PhD

Student Representatives: Cesia Jove and Marlene Cabrera

Please send your announcements and accomplishments for the upcoming Div. 35 Section III newsletter to Donna Castañeda, PhD.

Read the Div. 35 Section III Newsletter

  • Networking and fellowship with professionals and students interested in Latinx issues.
  • Convention programming.
  • Section III email Listserv.
  • Leadership opportunities.
  • Mentorship from leaders across the country.
  • Active collaboration with other sections and organizations.
  • Section III-sponsored awards and recognition.

To join Section III, both APA and non-APA members should use the section's sign-up form.

Mission: Our mission is to foster meaningful collaborative relationships among Latinx womxn at all levels of professional development to advance our representation and cultural knowledge and wealth on how to best serve our communities. Our aim is to develop a vibrant community of scientists, practitioners, scholars, and activists in the pursuit of decolonization, liberation, and justice. Our temescal of values is grounded in our ancestral knowledge of respect, honoring lived experiences, and social responsibility.

Acknowledgement: Section III occupies the traditional homelands of Indigenous communities. We honor all descendants who are working today to preserve and nourish indigenous identities and homelands. Section III stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and its pursuit for Black liberation.

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 One percent—Increasing Latina Representation in the Academy"
  • Yoseline Lopez-Marroquin, Yvette Flores and Donna Castañeda

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.

Awardees' bios

Last updated: February 2021Date created: November 2010


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