Our very own Kattia Jimenez was honored as Emprendedora del Año by the Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce during an elegant gala touted as the Latino Event of the Year.
Kattia, a project manager with the All of Us Research Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is also the founder and owner of Mount Horeb Hemp LLC, a USDA certified organic hemp farm. She was recognized on August 13 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center for her entrepreneur vision and her efforts in advocating for the advancement of the hemp industry in Wisconsin.
Several ICTR and AoU-UW colleagues proudly attended gala, titled TRIBUTO, which pays homage to the inspiring culture, advancement, and economic contributions of Latinx entrepreneurs and their businesses across the state. The night included dinner, entertainment and remarks from Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Jessica Cavazos.
Kattia, a Costa Rica native who formerly had a position with the CDC National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, envisions limitless potential for the hemp industry in Wisconsin. She sees her business as a vehicle to promote economic empowerment in rural communities.
Join us in congratulating her!