In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Univision News interviewed 15 different Latinos who work closely with President Obama in the White House. The project called “Los Hispanos del Presidente” (The President’s Hispanics) includes intimate interviews with subjects that come from places like Bolivia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico and others who were born in the U.S.
The majority of the interviews were conducted in Spanish but below you'll find five of Obama's Latinos who preferred doing their interviews in English.
Meet five of "The President's Hispanics" and if you speak Spanish visit Univision News for more profiles.
Julie Chavez Rodriguez is one of the granddaughters of the late activist Cesar Chavez and the deputy director of the Office of Community Affairs for the White House.
Roberto Rodriguez is the Deputy Assistant to the President for Education. He's one the first in his family to graduate from high school and attend college.
"The influence of my father, in terms of Latin culture has shaped my way of seeing things," says Teresa Chaurand, mother of 5 children and special assistant to the President in the Office of Presidential Personnel.
"When you're here [in the White House] you don't think about it every day, but my family is so excited. They remind you how special this place," said Felicia Escobar, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration Policy.
"I think it's an exciting time to be a Latino doing this job," said Adrian Saenz, who grew up in Brownfield, Texas. He's the Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.