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- Boston Globe:
In Salem, Ubiera-Minaya aims to increase diversity, one job at a time
The questions from co-workers started soon after Rosario Ubiera-Minaya began working as an internship coordinator two years ago in the Peabody Essex Museum's education department. ''Are you in security?," someone would inevitably ask the caramel-colored, 28-year-old Dominicana. ''Do you work in guest services?"
''They never think I might be [heading] the internship program," she says, ''or that I may be working in the education department."
Ubiera-Minaya believes that at the time, she was the only Latino holding a professional job at the museum. About 1 percent of the staff of 204 was Latino in 2002.