To promote access, adoption and the full utilization of technology and telecommunications resources by the Hispanic community in the United States through advocacy and by serving as a national voice for Hispanics on issues related to technology and telecommunications.
The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) is the leading national Latino voice on telecommunications and technology policy issues. We are a nonpartisan coalition of national Latino organizations working to ensure that the full array of technological and telecommunications advancements are available to all Latinos in the United States. HTTP members are nonprofit organizations that support the social, political, and economic advancement of over 50 million Americans of Hispanic descent by facilitating access to high quality education, economic opportunity and effective health care through the use of technology tools and resources.
First formed in 1996, to ensure that the voices of U.S. Latinos were fully represented in policy discussions surrounding the Digital Divide, HTTP believes even more strongly today that Latino voices need to be raised and that policy makers must address Latino concerns. Policy makers can rely on HTTP to provide insight into how telecommunications/technology policy changes impact the Latino community and actions that need to be taken to further enhance broadband adoption by Latinos. HTTP testifies before Congress and regulatory agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission as well at forums across the country.
Through its vibrant and robust national network, HTTP has the ability to draw upon unique sets of technological and academic expertise as they impact Latinos and the digital age.
As Executive Director, Rosa informs administration officials, congressional staff, and state and local representatives about telecommunications and technology policy issues and how they will impact the Latino community. She represents HTTP at meetings, conferences, conventions, and industry gatherings. Rosa performs expert analysis on telecommunications and technology policy to develop advocacy briefs that can bring the needs of Latinos to the forefront.
Prior to joining HTTP, Rosa served as the Manager of Special Projects for The Raben Group, where she assisted clients with coalition building, strategic planning and research, with a particular focus on the firm’s LatinStrategies division. Rosa worked with clients such as MasterCard, Google and Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary.
Formerly, Rosa served as the Assistant Finance Director for Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX). As the primary point of contact for Congressman Cuellar, Rosa communicated with donors and constituents, coordinated fundraising events and maintained the calendar.
Previously, Rosa was hired as the Media Relations Executive for the Hispanic Communications Network (HCN), which designs customized radio, television and print media campaigns for the Latino market. In this role, Rosa built relationships with media affiliates, assisted with program development, and helped execute the firm’s large scale media campaigns.
Before coming to Washington DC, Rosa was hired as the Coordinator for the Chicano/Latino Cultural Center and as the Principal Assistant to the director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services at Washington State University.
Rosa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in public relations and a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University. She is also adept in bilingual communications.