: In Salem, Ubiera-Minaya
aims to increase diversity, one job at a time
Enlarge ImageRosario Ubiera-Minaya, intern coordinator at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem (Globe Staff Photo / Dominic Chavez) 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.