Meet Dominique Sanchez, 2017 Legacy & WingTapper Tour Scholarship Winner, representing the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Nation
"Here's our other all-star Dominique Sanchez. Dominique Sanchez is our Junior Miss Pascua Yaqui so she's already driven, in order to become our royalty. She is the youth representative of the Pascua Yaqui tribe and she is not in this position by putting your name in something and hoping that you're the one. She knows the language. She knows our culture. She knows our history. She has ambition. She does well in school and she has dreams and aspirations. So, I'm looking forward to what you are going to learn in this opportunity.
I met Dominique last year and Dominique had shared with me that she had an interest in becoming a pediatrician, so we talked about that and we talked about opportunities for her to learn about science. You know “science” is a key in order to understand the body and how it is to heal, so I'm glad to see you here. I'm glad you decided to put in your application and I'm glad that you're going. Thank you and thank you for continuing to represent the Pascua Yaqui tribe."
Herminia Frias, Pascua Yaqui, Tribal Councilwoman
Why do you want to participate in the 2017 Legacy Tour to DC & NYC, Celebrating Women in History? What do you expect to learn and why do you deserve to go?
I want to see how other female leaders reached their goals, so I can learn from them. I expect to learn communication skills as well as ways to network.
Now, if you had to Tweet us a reason, what would that be?
What inspires you?
I have a number of people who inspire me. I gain inspiration from my family and community leaders. Also my career goal inspires me to work hard everyday to on day achieve it.
What is one thing you need to make your dreams come true?
Something that I will need to make my dreams come true are the support of my family. I know they will not let me forget why I choose this field of work. They will continue to motivate me to work hard everyday.