Over the next few weeks, Front Row will spotlight female employee voices from throughout ESPN. These voices all come from ESPN’s new employee-led group, The Multicultural Women’s Network. This group was built specifically to focus on connecting, developing and elevating women of color. These women along with many allies at the helm aims to celebrate and empower the intersection and layered complexity of race, gender, and culture that makes up the core of who we are.
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“As a mixed woman, I can recognize and appreciate that everyone identifies with their heritage at a different level.”
Sierra Galanza just celebrated her first anniversary at ESPN. She’s originally from California, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and electronic media from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After graduating, Sierra immediately accepted a production internship at ESPN and eventually converted the position to a full-time role. She is now an NFL production assistant.
How your identity as a multicultural woman shaped you?
“Being a half-Asian, half- Caucasian woman has given me a unique perspective on race as a whole and how it can resonate differently with different people. As a mixed woman, I can recognize and appreciate that everyone identifies with their heritage at a different level. For example, being an Asian woman meant something different to my grandmother, a first-generation American, than it currently does to me.”