Entrevista a Cindy Fernandez Nixon / Actriz – "Manhunt: Deadly Games" S2 y el Podcast "Now That I Had My Coffee".

Entrevista a Cindy Fernandez Nixon / Actriz – "Manhunt: Deadly Games" S2 y el Podcast "Now That I Had My Coffee".Multistreaming with a Cindy Fernandez Nixon / Actriz – "Manhunt: Deadly Games" S2 y el Podcast "Now That I Had My Coffee".

Posted by Criticólogos on Tuesday, April 7, 2020



What or who has had the biggest influence on your career?

I was about 4 years old and volunteered to come up on stage at an amusement park as part of the audience participation. When I got on stage, I felt this amazing connection with the audience. I helped make a fun experience even more fun. I loved that feeling. Today, whether I am acting in a movie or show, conducting a podcast interview, or instructing a dance class, the fact that I can connect with the audience and help them escape into a whole new happy place has been the biggest influence and motivation on my career.


What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken?

“The biggest risk I’ve taken was moving to a new city with no family, no friends and no idea what was going to happen. That’s followed by considering my degree in engineering and contemplating another career. Typically people are happy with one career, and having two and having a life outside of that is another huge risk.”




Profiles in Innovation: Cindy Fernandez-Nixon, Ansaldo STS USA /La Rumba Production Co.

“Coming from New Jersey to Pittsburgh wasn’t the most attractive place, culture wise, because there were not a lot of people who understood my culture,” said Ms. Fernandez-Nixon, 29.

She considered leaving when she finished her degree, but then saw an opportunity to help create the community she missed. Ms. Fernandez-Nixon launched “La Rumba” radio show through Carnegie Mellon University in July 2010, the first Latin music radio show in Pittsburgh for both Spanish and English speakers.



National Walker’s Legacy Day, May 7, 2015.

Chairing the Pittsburgh event will be HR Executive and Inclusion Strategist, Tamiko Stanley and Radio

Personality and Owner of La Rumba Productions Cindy Fernandez-Nixon. The reception will be held at Blue

Line Grille 1014 fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 from 6-8 pm Thursday May 7, 2015.



“Pittsburgh Magazine 40 under 40″ 2014




“Cece” makes it happen

Even when there doesn’t seem to be a way, a successful person always finds a way to make it happen. They will organize resources and independently create an opportunity. A great example of such a person is Cindy E. Fernandez, also known as “Cece” in her Pittsburgh community. This fascinating young lady has enjoyed successes in various areas of her life. Cece holds a master’s degree in engineering and is the Western Pennsylvania chapter president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Read more –


PRI’s The World

Long before Detroit’s meltdown, there was Pittsburgh’s.  “It’s a pretty safe bet that Pittsburgh suffered the worst economic setback of any region in the United States in the second half of the 20th century,” said Bill Flanagan, who is helping spearhead development here with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. “- See more at:

Imagine Pittsburgh

When Cindy first moved to Pittsburgh as a senior engineer for Westinghouse, she couldn’t find the music she loved on the radio. So she proposed an idea for a Latino music and talk program to Carnegie Mellon University, using some of its open airtime. Even though she had no experience, the university agreed to give her a chance. Today, Cindy not only hosts La Rumba – See more at:

 Post Gazette – MLK Mural for kids

Located on the lawn side of the park just right of the portal bridge entrance is the Burns and Scalo “EnviroMural,” created under the guidance of artists Kyle Holbrook and Eddie Lawson of Moving the Lives of Kids (MLK) Community Mural Project. – See more at:     &

Diversity Careers

Until August 2012, Cindy Fernandez was a senior engineer and technical lead at Westinghouse Electric Company (Pittsburgh, PA). She was responsible for design, fabrication and customer interface of the primary components for its AP1000 nuclear reactor. -See more at:

New Pittsburgh Courier Fab’ 40

The New Pittsburgh Courier named its Fab 40, which honors 40 of Pittsburgh’s top African-American men and women under 40. Fernandez was recognized for 2012. She is a senior engineer at Westinghouse Electric and a producer/host at La Rumba Productions.-See more at:

 Post Gazette – Pittsburgh’s First Bilingual TV Segments

Cindy E. Fernandez guides viewers through the half-hour episode, speaking English and Spanish.

The three segment topics touch on children’s, women’s and men’s health. The first spotlights Diego Chaves-Gnecco of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC,

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Pittsburgh Business Times

“There were many times I said I didn’t want to do this anymore,” she said. “If I would have picked biomedical engineering, it’s a field with more women, or industrial engineering, but mechanical engineering is so old and the professors didn’t have the mentality of females being part of the group.”She remembered having to work harder to prove to the professors she belonged.- See more at:

Rising stars of Pittsburgh Making Strides

Cindy Fernandez currently serves as the President of the Western Pennsylvania Professional Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). She has served as president since 2009. The purpose of SHPE is to reach out to Hispanic engineering and technical professionals and help them with various aspects of their career.-See more at:

Hola Pittsburgh Initiative

The Latino population in the Pittsburgh region may be small, but it is growing steadily and many of its professionals are making a positive mark here – See more at:

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration – Pittsburgh’s Soul Pit

Cindy Fernandez (Ce Ce), is the owner of La Rumba Productions through which she produces and hosts La Rumba Pittsburgh radio show (Pittsburgh’s 1st Latin Hits Music show). She also produces Latino Live events as La Rumba Live and soon will be producing TV segments focused on the Latino community for a local PBS station.- See more at: