Daniel Rodriguez Interviewed on KGET for Hispanic Heritage Month
Daniel Rodriguez, founder and president of Rodriguez & Associates, was interviewed on KGET Studio 17 Live to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Growing Up As a Migrant Farmworker
Daniel tells his story of being born in south Texas about 8 miles from the Mexican border, to parents with little or no schooling. He grew up as a migrant farmworker, moving every 2-3 months following the crops. Daniel picked cotton in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, as well as other crops in California.
Daniel, not speaking any English, started school in 8th grade. Through the magic of reading, he learned about engineers and lawyers and knew that those were what wanted to become. His upbringing taught him hard work, and that nothing is ever handed to you, you have to work for everything.
Learn more about Daniel here.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. It’s a time to celebrate the “history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.”
The reason for starting Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15 is significant because it is “the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.”
Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month here.