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Faces of Dreamers: Brayan Montes-Terrazas, Colorado State University

Brayan Montes-Terrazas stood up and became the voice for fellow DACA students on campus as the president of Dreamers United at Colorado State University.

Faces of Dreamers: Mariana Sarmiento Hernández, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mariana Sarmiento Hernández is using her experience as an undocumented student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to carve a path for others in a similar situation as the resource coordinator for the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

Faces of Dreamers: Kebin Lopez, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Kebin Lopez should have had a difficult decision before him: choosing between the multiple law schools that accepted his application. Instead, the decision was made for him when two institutions in Georgia rescinded their acceptance due to his DACA immigration status.

Faces of Dreamers: Yael Balbuena, Deya Garcia, and other Arizona Dreamers

Yael Balbuena and Deya Garcia are Dreamers advocating for better access to higher education in Arizona, where DACA recipients are ineligible for in-state tuition.

Faces of Dreamers: Carlos Mendez-Durantes and Other Scientists

Carlos Mendez-Durantes is a PhD student and Ford Foundation fellow studying cancer treatments at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California. As a DACA recipient, Mendez-Durantes and other researchers like him face an uncertain future when it comes to continuing their studies.

Faces of Dreamers: Jin Park, Rhodes Scholar

Jin Park is a senior at Harvard University and the first DACA recipient to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

Faces of Dreamers: Cynthia Torres, Missouri Southern State University

Cynthia Torres is a DACA recipient and founder of a student organization called The Friendly Immigrant at Missouri Southern State University, which brings together undocumented students and their allies to raise awareness and funds for DACA-recipient students.

Faces of Dreamers: Linett Isela Lopez, University of Houston-Downtown

DACA status helped Linett Isela Lopez pursue her goal of working with disadvantaged elementary school students, but now her dream is at risk. Like many other Dreamers, she has bounced between hope and fear as the future of DACA remains in limbo.

Faces of Dreamers: Daniela Gaona, Johns Hopkins University

Lack of funds nearly kept Daniela Gaona from achieving her dream of attending graduate school at Johns Hopkins University (MD) for a degree in mental health counseling, as dreamers are ineligible for federal financial aid or even state aid in some states. But emergency aid from her institution arrived just in time.

Faces of Dreamers: Jorge Mendez Barcelo, Woodbury University

Jorge Mendez Barcelo is a Dreamer with ambition. He has already earned a master’s degree in business administration from Woodbury University (CA) and started his own tax consultancy business. Now he has his sights set on law school.

Faces of Dreamers: Lucero Estrada, Andrea Scarios Valazquez, and Alan Platon, Incoming College Freshmen

Recent high school graduates Lucero Estrada, Andrea Scarios Valazquez, and Alan Platon faced anxiety over the uncertain future of their immigration status as Dreamers and of the DACA program during their senior year.

Faces of Dreamers: Jacob Maldonado and Maria Campos, Trevecca Nazarene University

Dreamers Jacob Maldonado and Maria Campos, best friends and fellow students at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, persevered in their studies despite wondering if it was still worth pursuing their college degrees after the 2016 elections and political winds shifting against the DACA policy.