National Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Lynn Hubert
Learn more about Breakthrough Behavior staff and their background as we celebrate and honor National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Lynn Hubert, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chief Diversity and People Officer
What is your background and where is your family from?
I am first generation Cuban American. My entire family is from Cuba. We migrated to Chicago, Illinois, and then moved to Miami, Florida, a few years after I was born. Even though I was born in the United States, I identify with being Cuban first. There are strong Cuban traditions which have been passed from generation to generation and the food is incomparable to others. #patriayvida
How is your Hispanic heritage important to you?
My heritage has made me who I am. My family had everything taken away from them. They were stripped of basic human rights when Fidel came. Yet, I was taught to be resilient, to be thankful for what little we had and to work hard so that no one could take anything away from you. My heritage taught me to dance, to sing, to laugh and enjoy life by embracing the little things in life which can so easily be taken away from you.
Who were your role models growing up?
Many of my role models were activists such as Dolores Huerta, Eva Peron and Felicitas Mendez. The color of your skin, the place where you were born nor the social status you grew up in should not dictate the right and access to basic inalienable rights.
Why do you work in the behavior analysis field?
I am so proud to be a part of this industry. To be a small part of an industry of advocacy and whose mission is larger than oneself is quite amazing. Understanding and living through my family's hardships have inspired me to do more, to give more and to learn more.
What advice would you give to other Hispanic Americans looking to start their career in this industry?
Think of the impact that you can make. Think of the change you can see and be a part of. There is so much opportunity to make an impact in our Hispanic communities to be able to provide care and services to those in need.