Ana Maria Soto

Edúcate Latina
Chicago, IL

Ana Maria Soto is passionate about teaching Latinos how to reach for their dreams, especially going to college. A gifted presenter, Ana Maria offers training workshops in Spanish and English on social emotional learning and pathways to college with Success is a Language. At New Futuro, she created a workshop with step by step instructions detailing the process of how to prepare, apply and pay for college.

Ana Maria is also known as La College Guru.  Ana Maria Soto provided multicultural programming, mentoring, and fellowship opportunities to Latino students at National-Louis University and Columbia College Chicago, and gained significant experience with nonprofit and community organizations, at the Close Up Foundation and MALDEF. Currently, she serves in executive leadership roles on the boards of Erie Family Health Clinics and Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy.  She has a BA from the University of the South, an MA from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, and an MBA from National-Louis University. In 2004, Sotowas a National Hispana Leadership Institute Fellow. Loves photography, cooking, technology and social media. Her new blog is coming soon at and