Christina Rodriguez: November 15, 2018

MUSIC IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF LIFE

Lider of the Year: Transforming Lives Through Music

 

Christina Rodriguez

Coors Light Líder of the Year; President and Co-Founder, Mind & Melody, Inc.


For more than a decade, the Coors Light Líderes program has recognized and highlighted the achievements of emerging Latino leaders through an online public voting competition, a national campaign and robust community outreach. Christina Rodriguez was named the 2018 Coors Light Líder of the Year and her award includes a $25,000 grant to Mind&Melody, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those experiencing neurological impairments, such as Alzheimer’s, through music.

Cristina’s mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors in our community and her organization brings together musicians and volunteers of all ages to build intergenerational relationships with seniors. In addition, Mind&Melody developed student-lead chapters at FIU in Miami, FAU in Boca Raton and Jupiter, the University of Florida, and Florida State University to recruit volunteers and raise awareness. Some volunteers have joined the organization to share their love for music, others because of their medical interests as future physicians. They all bring a sense of joy and energy to the program and engage fellow

students to be a part of the initiatives.

Christina was among 12 Latino leaders nominated by local and national nonprofit organizations for their leadership and contributions to their communities.  The program has also raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of emerging leaders within the Hispanic community by offering up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and the opportunity to network.

For more information go to: www.CoorsLightlideres.com

 

 

MORE ABOUT CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ:

Cristina Rodríguez is the President & Co-Founder of Mind&Melody, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those experiencing neurological impairments, such as Alzheimer’s, through music. Cristina is fascinated by the possibilities that come with the intersection of art and science. She has played the cello for over 10 years and graduated from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College with a degree in Biochemistry. While volunteering at a hospital when she was 14 years old, the concept behind Mind&Melody came to mind. She dreamt of making music accessible to people that would greatly benefit from it. The thought of pursuing this project felt daunting, but it turned into one of the best decisions she ever made.

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