As a proud Latina born and raised in the United States, I have always made sure that both sides of my heritage—the Latin and the American—are celebrated in my everyday life. My Pandora stations are a mix of Top 40 stations and contemporary Latin music royals, Aventura and Marc Anthony, and you’re more likely to find me at a salsa club on the weekends than you are anywhere else. My Thanksgiving dinners are a mix of the traditional American turkey, stuffing, and gravy combo alongside trays of pastelón de platano and flan. And now, during the end of year holidays, I am even more thankful, because the celebration doesn’t end on January 1st, when the New Year arrives.