Cecilia Samartin

Cecilia Samartin was born in Havana in the midst of Fidel Castro's revolution. She grew up in Los Angeles as a fully bicultural, bilingual American. She studied psychology at UCLA and marriage and family therapy at Santa Clara University. Deeply concerned with the lack of Spanish speakers in her profession, Cecilia has practiced within the Latino communities in some of the most impoverished inner-city areas of San Jose and Los Angeles. She lives with her British-born husband in San Gabriel, California.

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Cecilia Samartin
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Dare to dream

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would love to be able to play classical guitar like Christopher Parkening.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Eggs, scrambled, fried or poached. I just love eggs!

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. When I'm not being too critical, I can see the best in others and sometimes in myself too.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My father. He is the most noble man I have ever known.

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