Photo of Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu
Photo of Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu

Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu

Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu is a writer and communication consultant with more than 10 years exploring Mexican culture and identity. Her work is influenced by her personal experience as a Mexican-Chinese immigrant growing up in Chicago.

Expertise: Mexican Culture & Identity, Politics, Latino Issues

Experience: Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu has written more than 125 articles on the topics of entrepreneurship, Chicago, and Mexican identity/culture. She is a regular contributor to English and Spanish TV stations such as Fox and Univision. Ximena launched communication consultancy firm C1 Revolution in 2014 with Four Seasons Mexico City as her first client. In 2020, she shifted to politics and worked as a director in the Office of Public Engagement for the DNC. Shortly after, she joined Biden's presidency campaign as deputy director of Latino/Spanish media. She served as director of digital strategy for Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the city of Chicago in the spring of 2022.
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My mom told me that my sister and I showed no interest in building an altar or learning about the day’s significance. When we seemed more excited about trick-or-treating, she decided to let us be. 
Pox is a centuries-old Mexican liquor produced in the mountains of Chiapas. In 2012, its distribution became permitted outside of the state, and mixologists have taken note. 
"Mexicans work hard, and Anthony saw that,” says chef Luis Mota. "This is just my way of saying thank you.”
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