Jessica Ruvalcaba – Cultura Ambassador


We are excited to announce that Cultura Ambassador, Jessica Ruvalcaba, will be joining Samsung SDS America as their new senior marketing manager.

Jessica has been with Cisco since 2010 where she started as an MBA intern. Shortly, there after Jessica was promoted as a marketing manager for the Americas in 2011 and has serve on Cisco’s Employee Resource Organization (Conexion) as the Director of Talent Pipeline.

JessicaJessica is an enthusiastic marketer who strives to inspire her team and has been passionate about delivering great results for Cisco’s partners, the field, and community. She contributed to Cisco’s mid-market growth by implementing marketing strategies that align to Cisco’s mid-market goals.

Under Jessica’s leadership as the Director of Talent Pipeline for Conexion she has produced excellent results by delivering strategic events and strengthening relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Her efforts are focused on closing the STEM skills gap and engaging top prospects to contribute to Cisco’s growth, innovation, and competitiveness. Jessica has been instrumental in engaging Silicon Valley Latino as a partner to Conexion with several activities such as the Conexion High School Career Fairs.

Please join us in congratulating Jessica on her achievements, as well as in wishing her all the best and continued success with her new endeavor. Adelante Jessica!

Julissa Ramirez – SVL Cultura Ambassador

The SVL Cultura Ambassador continues with Julissa Ramirez

Julissa Ramirez - SVL Cultura Ambassador


Julissa currently works for Intel Corporation as an Industrial Engineer.  She was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in NYC, and became a member of the Silicon Valley community three years ago.  Julissa attended the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, where she obtained a B.S. in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology, a M.S. in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems.  Julissa currently serves as the President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Silicon Valley Professional Chapter and the Public Relations Chair for the Intel Latino Network.  She is also one of the Founding Members of LISTAS (Latinas In Stem2 To Achieve Success) and sits on the board of Kids’ Vision. Julissa’s main interest lies in inspiring our minority and underrepresented youth to get involved in STEM driven programs and achieve educational success.

SHPE Silicon Valley & Sta Clara Intel Latino L@tina Leaders in Technology

SHPE Silicon Valley & Sta Clara Intel Latino L@tina Leaders in Technology

A group of very accomplished Silicon Valley Latin@s were brought together to tell their stories of climbing the corporate ladder and how to balance work with family on the way there.