Carmen Duron

"Pay attention. Try to really make an impact. You don't just sit down and wait for something to happen."

Carmen Duron has spent the past eighty-three years fighting for equality and giving a voice to those that are too often silenced. She attributes her steadfastness to her career, having worked for twenty years as an operating room nurse. On weekends, Carmen worked in the fields with Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers Union, fighting for the rights of others. Today, her determination to help others carries on as she works for Adult Protective Services in San Diego County. Her goal? To ensure that people of all ages are engaged, healthy, and living the best lives possible.

"If somebody doesn't try to hear them, then there is no voice."