Jackson County Hispanic Q&A with Javier Alicea, of Edna

Q:What pride do you take in celebrating your Hispanic heritage?

That Puerto Rican tradition that brings forth our style of food and music.

Who is your role model and why?

My father. He always handles everything humbly. He came from the bottom and worked his way up at McDonald's from a floor scrubber to the owner-operator. He's definitely someone to look up to.

Javier Alicea, 29, Edna