The Downey Legend

Fatima Yataco

Fatima Yataco, Business Manager

Peruvian born, senior, Fatima Yataco, is the newest addition to The Downey Legend business team and hopes to make the online newspaper well known throughout the school. “I want the staff’s hard work to be recognized more than ever,” Yataco said. “It will make us much more motivated if we know that we have an eager audience to whom we’re writing for.” One of the reasons why she choose to be a part of the online newspaper team is because it provides an opportunity to see someone else’s passion through their eyes, which she loves. Being the youngest of her siblings, she is inspired by her older sister and all that she has overcome. Her sister was only 17 when she moved to America and English was not her native language; however, she still graduated with honors from CSULB. Yataco’s sister proved to her that anything is possible if you strive for it. Even though she has not set her mind on a specific major, she plans to move to the east coast because of all the cultures congregated into one place, and simply enjoy life.


Balancing AP classes, online newspaper, being the fundraising committee chair on KIWIN’S, and starting up a new club, Yataco still finds time for herself. One can find her at Starbucks catching up on a good book, hearing music to help inspire her inner writer or hanging out with friends at school football games. Although she doesn’t plan to settle down right away and have a family, she plans to travel around the world to places such as India because of their beautiful colors and culture first. No matter where she goes, her motivation shines through. Fatima is an easy-going gal, full of good vibes. She lives day by day and tells herself her favorite quote: “Keep moving forward.”

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