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Trailblazers: Old Town – Mission Valley

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Old Town – Mission Valley that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Heather Morgan

I had no idea what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) even was until I was 23 and had already graduated college with health and exercise science degree. I went to school because I didn’t know what else to do. Read more>>

Lisa Shields

I spent the first 15 years of my professional career in sales and grassroots marketing. In 2010, after returning from a year-and-a-half traveling the world with my husband, I joined lululemon as a sales associate to reacclimate to working. Read more>>

Dianne Todman

My story begins in Chicago, Illinois where I was born and raised as a little girl. Growing up, I loved to dance, listen to music, and have talent shows with my sister for our friends and neighbors. I was very active, I loved walking and running, playing softball and riding my bike. Read more>>

Nia Millan

I was born in Venezuela but grew up in Costa Rica. I’ve always had a big interest in travel and abroad experiences. When I was little, I used to fantasize about living in a big cosmopolitan and busy city, where I would meet many people from different backgrounds and cultures. Read more>>

Brittany Slaughter-Aguilar

I always knew I wanted to help people as my profession. Since I loved kids, the 1st career that came to mind was pediatrician, but finding after realizing how many years of school I would have to do, I changed my mind. Read more>>

Nicole Mullins

It all started in high school when I was determined to make the best possible career choice for myself. I took every high school elective that seemed interesting and ruled out a number of occupations before I was 17. I realized I love life science and excelled in this area. Read more>>

Adelia Carrillo

I thought my career was set I was working for an amazing company in the Consumer Electronics Industry when life had a different course for me. I found out I was pregnant and shortly after was put on bed rest then rushed to the emergency room for emergency surgery as the pregnancy was affecting my life. Read more>>

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