LMIers shared stories of their heritage from Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, and Puerto Rico in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Read about the ancestors and experiences that inspire them.
Margie Bermudez | Consultant, Financial Advisory
As a Latina and Boricua, I take tremendous pride in representing a culture far greater than myself. My ancestors were farmers, factory workers, and homemakers living simple lives in the Puerto Rican countryside. My parents are jibaros (country folk) from Naranjito, Puerto Rico, where they were raised speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Despite having a limited understanding of English, my father joined the U.S. Army at age 18, serving proudly for 22 years. Our family moved every 3-4 years across the country, as well as a stop in Germany.