Silvia Uribe and Rep. Salud Carbajal | Credit: Courtesy

Silvia Uribe has been many things to many people since arriving in the United States 30 years ago from Mexico City, but most importantly she’s been a translator for the Spanish-speaking community on sensitive topics such as adoption and sexual assault, and as a victim advocate in the District Attorney’s Office. She’s also brought understanding to the English-speaking majority through diversity training and in political organizations, all of which received recognition from Congressmember Salud Carbajal when he named her Woman of the Year in a ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse on July 16. Uribe’s goal has been to make a difference in her community: “If I can do it, you can too!” she said.


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