This is a unique sought-after list of the 100 most influential people for the state’s current Hispanic community. The Powermeter 100 list is a testimony of the influence that these 100 powerful individuals have had in the Hispanic community and the community at large. In order to select the 100 individuals that comprise the list, El Planeta holds a nomination process open to the public. With more than 600 nominees collected each year, a panel of judges from the community and the paper’s editorial council selected those, whom based on their merits throughout 2016-2017, deserve to be called “one of the 100”.
Hood, from Revere, is an Ecuadorian activist and the only Latina on the board of RevereTV, where she advocates for the integration of the immigrant community. Her mission is to empower Latinos through education and leadership. Hood is also a liaison between the local Latino businesses and the Revere Chamber of Commerce. She worked as an Associate Producer for “I Am Your Child Foundation” videos, an educational campaign for the Latino community in collaboration with PBS and the White House and was District Project Director of Footsteps2Brilliance, an educational bilingual project for low income children of Revere. Hood earned a Master’s degree in education from Gordon College and is currently the ESOL Coordinator at NSCC where she maintains, evaluates and improves the ESL program for immigrant students.