Lynette Vega serves as the Communications Chair for the Puerto Rican Heritage Society and has been a member of the non-profit organization since 2020.
Lynette was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and lived there until the age of four. Her immediate family then relocated to Texas, settling in San Antonio, where Lynette was raised. She is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, with a concentration in TV Broadcasting and a minor in Criminal Justice.
For the past 10-years, Lynette has worked as a television news producer for News 4 San Antonio and Fox San Antonio, the NBC and FOX affiliates. Along with her interest in journalism, Lynette is also a strong advocate for patients of traumatic brain injuries, since the untimely death of her 29-year-old fiancé Anthony in 2019, from complications of a subdural hematoma and complications of pneumonia. She is involved in helping raise money for organizations doing groundbreaking research in brain injuries, specifically the American Heart Association, including participating in their San Antonio Heart & Stroke Walk in honor of Anthony. In April 2022, Lynette was named the winner of the Leaders for Life campaign, raising $36,296 during a fundraising competition to benefit the American Heart Association.
In her spare time, Lynette enjoys reading and writing, as she is deeply passionate about stories and the impact they have on our world. She also enjoys sewing, working with animals, and traveling when time allows.
Lynette looks forward to continue working with the Puerto Rican Heritage Society, including perfecting her Spanish language skills and meeting other Puerto Ricans throughout the city.