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Rising Together

2022 Rising Together, Thriving Together: Our Creative Futures

Our Creative Futures:


Welcome to the 2022 Rising Together, Thriving Together Conference!

On the day of our conference, you will hear from over 80 student presenters, learn about pathways to UCI, attend a campus tour and networking opportunities, and much more!

Check out the conference program below for more information on the workshops happening on Saturday, April 30, 2022. 

We hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

2022 Rising Together, Thriving Together Conference Committee

About the Conference:


The Rising Together, Thriving Together Conference is a unique opportunity for continuing and prospective UCI undocumented students and staff to spend a day together to meet one another, network, and build community within UCI.

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Conference at a Glance

  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am - Welcome & Music
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am - Keynote Speaker
  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am - Session 1 Workshops
  • 11:15 am - 11:30 am - Break
  • 11:30 am - 12:15 pm - Session 2 Workshops
  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch Performances
  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Session 3 Workshops
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Closing & Award Ceremony
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Campus Tour

Help Desk

Need support? Have questions?

Stop by our Help Desk any time during the conference!

Help Desk Hours: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in front of Doheny Beach ABCD

WELCOME & KEYNOTE

9:30 am - 10:00 am

WELCOME | LOCATION: DOHENY BEACH ABCD

Join us for a Welcome message from the 2022 Rising Together, Thriving Together Conference Committee.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER | LOCATION: DOHENY BEACH ABCD

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Set Hernandez Rongkilyo

Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is a filmmaker and community organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. As a queer, undocumented immigrant, they dedicate their filmmaking to expand the portrayal of their community on screen. Set directed/produced the award-winning short documentary “COVER/AGE” (2019) about healthcare expansion for undocumented adults. An alumnus of the Disruptors Fellowship, Set is also developing a TV comedy pilot and a feature-length screenplay. Set served as Impact Producer for projects such as "In Plain Sight" (2020) by Cassils and Rafa Esparza, and the award-winning "Call Her Ganda" (Tribeca, 2018) by PJ Raval. Their work-in-progress documentary, "unseen," has been supported by the Sundance Institute, NBCUniversal, Field of Vision, among others. Since 2010, Set has been organizing around migrant justice issues from education equity to deportation defense. They are a co-founder of the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective which promotes equity for undocumented immigrants in the film industry. Above all, Set is the fruit of their parents' sacrifices, their siblings' resilience, and their community's nurturing.


 

SESSION 1 WORKSHOPS

(select ONE workshop to attend)

10:30 am - 11:15 am

WORKSHOP SESSION 1 - OPTION A: Completing the Mastery of Networking and Apprenticeship on Wellness

LOCATION: DOHENY BEACH ABCD

Looking to meet others and have more awareness on self-care? This workshop provides a mixture of insightful knowledge on wellness and an opportunity to network with others, a win-win situation!

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Katherine Trujillo | UCI DREAM Center Student Staff

Katherine Trujillo is a third-year psychology major aspiring to pursue a career in the field of industrial-organizational psychology. 


 

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Jacqueline Marquez | UCI DREAM Center Student Staff

Jacqueline Marquez is a first-generation college student majoring in Criminology, Law, and Society as a first-year student. She is currently part of the student admin staff at the UCI DREAM Center and a socials volunteer at the Latinx Resource Center. Jacqueline's aspirations for the future are to attend law school and become an immigration attorney!


 

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Lenin Flores Rodriguez | UCI DREAM Center Student Staff

Lenin Flores is a fourth-year undergrad majoring in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting. Her passion for the undocumented community inspired her to be part of the DREAM Center as a student staff assistant. Lenin's long-term goals are to become a CPA where she can work with clients preparing tax returns and auditing. Some of her passions include gardening, reading, and ancient history.


 

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Yoselin Lopez Tellez | UCI DREAM Center Student Staff

Yoselin Lopez is a third-year student at UC Irvine double majoring in Sociology and Education. Her hometown is Bell Gardens, California and she works at the DREAM  Center as a student staff helping other students navigate through the DREAM Center. A life goal that Yoselin has is to create her own mentoring program in her hometown to guide underrepresented undocumented students.


 

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Vanessa Rodas | UCI DREAM Center Student Staff

Vanessa Rodas is a first-generation college student whose hometown is South Central Los Angeles. She is currently a third-year studying Chicano Latino Studies and Sociology aspiring to become a High School or College counselor in hopes to assist minorities in their pathway to higher education. Throughout her years at UCI, Vanessa has been a part of numerous organizations like Hermanas Unidas de UCI, Student Staff at the DREAM Center, We Rise Ambassador at the Womxn’s Center for Success and Peer Mentor at the Disability Center. Each supports her goal of graduating and finding a community at UC Irvine! 


 

10:30 am - 11:15 am

WORKSHOP SESSION 1 - OPTION B: The Hidden Curriculum: a Path to Graduate & Professional School and Research

LOCATION: MOSS COVE A

Have you ever thought about graduate school or professional school? Do you want to learn how to get into research?

Join the UCI DREAM Center’s Scholars-in-Residence to learn about navigating graduate school, professional school and the umbrella of research. Learn how graduate and professional school students navigate their career paths and get to know the Scholars-in-Residence!

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Gilberto Osuna-Leon | UCI DREAM Center Scholar in Residence, UCI School of Medicine

Gilberto Osuna-Leon is a current MS1 in the PRIME-LC program with the UCI School of Medicine. He is originally from Mazatlan, Sinaloa but immigrated to the United States at the age of four, and was raised in Madison, Wisconsin. Gilberto is a queer, Latinx immigrant who is DACAmented and has experienced systemic inequalities from a young age. His particular interest is in social justice for undocumented immigrant communities and LGBTQ+ communities. He is a co-founder of Dreamers of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness surrounding undocumentedness and tackling policy that prevents vulnerable communities from accessing higher education. As a future physician. Gilberto hopes to have a platform from which he can create spaces for undocumented and queer youth to celebrate their identity and have equal access to culturally competent care.


 

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Joseph Labagnao Ligunas | UCI DREAM Center Scholar in Residence, Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature

Joseph Labagnao Ligunas is currently a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature at UC Irvine. Their research looks at post-war Philippine literature and the transmedial adaptation of Philippine history to interrogate the formation and transmission of "post-colonial" Philippine identity, nationalism, and culture. They are also currently a Scholar-in-Residence at the UCI DREAM Center, mentoring and helping undergraduate students regarding post-graduate paths and opportunities.


 

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Barbara Martinez Neda | UCI DREAM Center Scholar in Residence, Ph.D. Student in Computer Science

Barbara is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Dream Center where she mentors and helps undergraduate students further develop their professional skills. She is a 3rd-year Computer Science Ph.D. student, and her research focuses on exploring applications of machine learning tools in education to maximize student success.


 

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Carlo Chunga Pizarro | UCI DREAM Center Scholar In Residence, Ph.D. Student in Urban Planning and Public Policy

Carlo is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Urban Planning and Public Policy Department. He is originally from Piura, Peru, but immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 7 and was raised in Texas. Their research focuses on the disproportionate impact disasters have on undocumented individuals in the disaster planning process. Carlo is a Scholars-in-Residence mentor where he works to provide professional development to undocumented undergraduates regarding their post-graduate plans.


 

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Diana Carreño | UCI DREAM Center Scholar in Residence, Ph.D. Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Diana Carreño is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is a member of Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour’s lab. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of adolescent drug addiction. She previously was awarded the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence Ambassador Summer Fellowship. In addition to research, she mentors undergraduates in STEM to help them achieve their career and personal goals. Having previously served for two years as a mentor at the UCI DREAM Center, she was selected to co-lead their Scholars-in-Residence program where she works to provide professional development to undocumented undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, she is a Leadership Coach for Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience: Partnering in Leadership for Undergraduate Students (DECADE PLUS) Program by mentoring Chancellor’s Excellence Scholars.


 

10:30 am - 11:15 am

WORKSHOP SESSION 1 - OPTION C: How to be an ANTrepreneur

LOCATION: MOSS COVE B

Join this session to learn all about what it takes to be an entrepreneur at UCI. Learn about resources available to you and hear from current UCI students working at the ANTrepreneur Center at UCI.

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Julieta Alvarado | UCI ANTrepreneur Center Student Staff

Julieta Alvarado is a fourth-year Sociology student passionate about helping others with their startup ideas, and personal/professional journeys. Julieta is a first-generation immigrant student, born in Argentina and raised in the inland empire, California. She is driven to help her community with experiences in immigrant nonprofits from being a founder of an undocumented resource start-up, to now a student consultant and media manager at the UCI ANTrepreneur Center.

Julieta has participated in several community leadership board positions at UCI such as Mesa Unida, Latino Business Student Association, as well as being an active delegate for nonprofits in Washington DC for bills such as HR6 Dream & Promise Act–to support the immigrant community.

As the ANTrepreneur Center’s content strategist and business consultant, Julieta is the host of the center's soon to be launched– “Ascend” podcast-with goals to provide students with our entrepreneurial resources and to share startup stories.

Julieta is graduating in June with goals of entering the tech industry and creating an inclusive consulting practice for women and minorities.


 

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Daniel Vega | UCI ANTrepreneur Center Student Staff

Daniel Vega is a third year Applied Physics student focused on helping bring equitable change to those who have not had the same privilege as others, he looks towards innovation and entrepreneurship as the vehicle for change. Daniel is a first-generation immigrant student born in Colombia and raised in Orange County. He is driven to create tools and solutions to some of the most pressing problems of his community. He started a company during his time in UCI called Recreate Energy. Recreate Energy is an energy technology company focused on turning microalgae into renewable crude oil. He currently works as the Lead Engineer at the ANTrepreneur Center and helps student teams with any software or hardware engineering problems.


 

10:30 am - 11:15 am

WORKSHOP SESSION 1 - OPTION D: DREAM Project Fellowship Panel Presentations

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - PLEASE CHECK DROP DOWN MENU

In these sessions you will hear from DREAM Project Fellowship fellows and their year-long projects conducted across the UCI campus.

BREAK

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Creative Room | LOCATION: LIDO ISLE A

Feeling inspired? Join our creative room to express yourself through art! Engage in different activities ranging from painting, enjoying music and snacks!

**Creative Room and Self-Care Room available throughout the day from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm **

Self-Care Room | LOCATION: LIDO ISLE B

Join our self-care room to help you unwind and destress! Engage in different activities ranging from our relaxation space, meditation space and snacks!

**Creative Room and Self-Care Room available throughout the day from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm **

SESSION 2 WORKSHOPS

(select ONE workshop to attend)

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP SESSION 2 - OPTION A: Si Se Pudo: Undocu-Grad Student Panel

LOCATION: MOSS COVE A

Join our panel that gives insight about what it means to be an undocumented/DACAmented student in a graduate and professional setting. Learn about our panelists’ journeys through higher education and hear about their undocumented experiences. This Q&A session will be useful to answer your burning questions regarding the PhD and medical school paths.

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Barbara Martinez Neda | UCI DREAM Center Scholar in Residence, PhD Student in Computer Science

Moderator

Barbara is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Dream Center where she mentors and helps undergraduate students further develop their professional skills. She is a 3rd year Computer Science PhD student, and her research focuses on exploring applications of machine learning tools in education to maximize student success.


 

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Gilberto Osuna-Leon | UCI DREAM Center Scholar in Residence, UCI School of Medicine

Moderator

Gilberto Osuna-Leon is a current MS1 in the PRIME-LC program with the UCI School of Medicine. He is originally from Mazatlan, Sinaloa but immigrated to the United States at the age of four, and was raised in Madison, Wisconsin. Gilberto is a queer, Latinx immigrant who is DACAmented and has experienced systemic inequalities from a young age. His particular interest is in social justice for undocumented immigrant communities and LGBTQ+ communities. He is a co-founder of Dreamers of Wisconsin, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness surrounding undocumentedness and tackling policy that prevents vulnerable communities from accessing higher education. As a future physician. Gilberto hopes to have a platform from which he can create spaces for undocumented and queer youth to celebrate their identity and have equal access to culturally competent care.


 

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Jenniffer Perez Lopez | PhD Student in Sociology

Jenniffer Perez Lopez is a second year PhD student at UCI's Sociology Department and is currently working on her master's paper on media as a situational trigger for undocumented students. They have a variety of interests such as transnationalism, Central America, and mixed-status families. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2020 with a double major in Intensive Psychology and Sociology. She is originally from the Bay Area and identifies as a first generation student, Guatemalan, queer and a DACA recipient.


 

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Martha Morales Hernandez | PhD Candidate in Sociology

Martha Morales Hernandez is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). She received her B.A. and M.A. in sociology from UCI. Her research agenda aims to identify ways to better support and promote the educational success and wellbeing of undocumented college students. Her current research explores emotional distress and psychological wellbeing among undocumented college students in California. Her research has been published in Journal of Latinos and Education, Race and Social Problems, and Law and Social Inquiry.


 

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Carmen Zambrano | Master of Public Policy Candidate

Master of Public Policy Candidate at the University of California, Riverside.


 

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Trinidad AlcalĂĄ-Arcos | UCI School of Medicine, PRIME - LC Program

Trinidad AlcalĂĄ-Arcos is a proud immigrant from Mexico, the first in her family to attain a postsecondary education at UC Davis and now the first to pursue a doctorate degree at UC Irvine in the PRIME-LC program. Trini is passionate about promoting physician representation in communities of color and using medicine as a vehicle for social justice to achieve health equity. Upon graduating from college, she took 4 gap years to explore unique opportunities including working for Google, doing addiction medicine research, doing social work with individuals experiencing homelessness, sitting on advisory panels for COVID-19 clinical trials, and more. Now, she hopes to use her experiences of overcoming systematic and personal barriers to pave the way for future generations so that they can thrive and not just survive.


 

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Karlos Manzanarez Felix | UCI School of Medicine, PRIME - LC Program

Karlos Manzanarez Felix is a first-generation immigrant, the first in his family to attend medical school in the United States, and a DACA student. He attended Cypress Community College and subsequently transferred to UCLA to complete a degree in Biochemistry. It was through his experiences at UCLA and post-graduation that his drive to improve the care of underserved populations was fostered. He took two gap years to increase his exposure in clinical settings and prepare his application for medical school. Now, he is a first-year medical student at UCISOM and a part of the PRIME-LC program. Although he is currently undecided on specialty choice, he is an active participant in community events, research in surgery, and advocacy opportunities.


 

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP SESSION 2 - OPTION B: Pathways to UCI: My First Year at UCI

LOCATION: MOSS COVE B

The first-year panel will have Fatima Mendoza, Sheily Torres, Montserrant Hernandez, and Katherine Trujillo as panelist. They will share their UCI experience from different perspectives such as being a first-year or first-year transfer student. This workshop will be a safe place to share and ask questions about how to navigate UCI in the first year. The purpose of this Panel is to through storytelling, empower, inform, and reassure the audience that they are heard. The panel will validate each undocumented story as unique and powerful because each narrative is important for this community to rise together and help each other succeed personally or academically.

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Emiliana | UCI DREAM Scholars Peer Mentor, Moderator

Emiliana Gallardo Suastegui is a first-generation student who, through her voice and powerful storytelling, captures the importance of breaking cycles in creative ways. She is a Psychology and Social Behavior major, founder of Human Not Alien clothing, and Latina writer who throughout her poems voices her own narrative. Suastegui is a woman from a little village called El Limon Guerrero, in Mexico that encourages her to help her community by being their resource.

"Thank you, mom, sisters, little brother, and Star, for supporting me throughout my journey as a college student. You all support me even in my process of self-discovery of being more than my undocumented identity. Thank you for believing in me. With gratitude, I would also like to thank Blanca Villagomez, Mentors from the DREAM Scholars program, my mentees, and everyone else that has been a part of my journey throughout these years that inspire and motivate me to keep going."


 

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Fatima Mendoza | UCI REM Scholar

Fatima is a first-year student interested in pursuing Education Sciences at UCI. She is the proud daughter of immigrant Salvadorian parents and was raised in Los Angeles, California. She is passionate about uplifting Central American voices and representation. In her spare time, Fatima enjoys watching K-Dramas, listening to podcasts, and playing with her cats.


 

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Katherine Trujillo | UCI REM Scholar

Katherine Trujillo is a third-year psychology major aspiring to pursue a career in the field of industrial-organizational psychology. 


 

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Sheily Torres | UCI REM Scholar

Sheily Torres Maya, pronouns are she/her/ella, is a first-year student at the University of California, Irvine. She is majoring in Business Administration and is the first in her family to attend a four-year university. She proud to identify as Mexican and a Dreamer. Her favorite dessert is flan and her favorite classic TV show is Friends.


 

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Montserrat Hernandez | UCI REM Scholar

"I am a Psychology and Political Science major with the purpose to be the hope for the hopeless, the face for the faceless and the will for the unwilling. This world needs real change not another brick on the wall."


 

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP SESSION 2 - OPTION C: DREAM Project Fellowship Panel Presentations

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - PLEASE CHECK DROP DOWN MENU

In these sessions you will hear from DREAM Project Fellowship fellows and their year-long projects conducted across the UCI campus.

LUNCH WORKSHOPS

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch with Graduate School Students | LOCATION: MOSS COVE A

You're invited to network with our graduate students in this Networking Lunch. Meet graduate panelists and current graduate students.

**Lunch will be available to pick up in Doheny Beach ABCD**

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch Performances | LOCATION: STUDENT CENTER TERRACE

Enjoy music and check out the UCI Student Center Terrace during lunch.

**Lunch will be available to pick up at Doheny Beach ABCD**

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UCI Student Center Terrace

The Student Center is the hub of campus activity. There are food courts, Starbucks, the Anthill Pub & Grille, a performance stage and our bookstore. Students also hang out in our Esports arena, the first of its kind on a college campus.


 

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Ballet Folklorico de UCI

Ballet Folklorico de UC Irvine is a student run organization that welcomes students, alumni, and community members to participate and learn about a variety of different Mexican histories and traditions through dance and music. BFDUCI’s goal is to create a safe space for individuals of all racial and geographic backgrounds to feel comfortable with freely expressing who they are, whether it be through dance & music or other creative means.


 

SESSION 3 WORKSHOPS

(select ONE workshop to attend)

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

WORKSHOP SESSION 3 - OPTION A: Taking Our Power Back: Self and Community Empowerment

LOCATION: DOHENY BEACH ABCD

Systems of oppression have consistently had a hand in constructing widespread and harmful narratives. As undocumented folks, it is important to deconstruct those narratives and formulate our own by recognizing the power and agency we hold both as individuals and community members.

Join the current board members of SAFIRE for a panel on how they’ve taken back their power and how you can too.

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Students Advocating For Immigrant Rights & Equity (S.A.F.I.R.E.)

Students Advocating For Immigrant Rights and Equity (SAFIRE) is the only undocumented-student led organization at UC Irvine that seeks to expand resources for all undocumented/immigrant students on-campus. SAFIRE's vision is to raise awareness regarding the issues the undocumented community faces and diversify the image of the undocumented student identity through advocacy efforts.


 

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Litzy Martinez Rodriguez | SAFIRE Chair and Director of Advocacy

Litzy Martinez Rodriguez is a first-generation undocumented student leader studying Business Economics and minoring in Political Science at the UC Irvine. She currently serves as SAFIRE’s Chair and Director of Advocacy. Through her SAFIRE advocacy involvement Litzy helped advocate for the creation of the Dream Project Fellowship which serves to provide professional development and financial compensation to non-DACA students. She is currently working on planning the 2022 Undcugrad Ceremony which serves to commemorate graduating Undocumented students and their accomplishments. After her undergraduate career Litzy plans on attending law school in the future to further her passion for helping underserving communities.


 

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Jhon Carhuaz | SAFIRE Director of External Affairs

Jhon Carhuaz (he/his/him) serving as part Director of External Affairs. He is a third-year Biological Science student with an interest in ICS. He hopes to pursue Medical School and become a family physician with the hopes of giving back to his community, by working towards making healthcare affordable for underrepresented groups such as the undocumented community.

“To me, family is everything which is also why I would want to be an expert in the area and in the future contribute to the big idea of health care for everyone, regardless of their financial standing or any discriminatory factors.”


 

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Khris Villacinda | SAFIRE Director of Internal Affairs

Khris Villacinda is currently a second year Chemistry major pursuing a medicinal concentration with hopes of attending grad school. He’s loved SAFIRE ever since his freshman year when he joined as an ACEr and now he serves as the Director of Internal Affairs. As a Firebaugh fellow, board member, and ACE mentor he actively seeks to advocate to improve the experience of future undocumented students at UCI. His plan for next school year is to serve as the Director of Advocacy and to expand the DPF so that more first gen, undocumented students have an equal chance of success as their peers because he believes this program is very helpful in academia and in developing necessary professional skills.


 

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Noelani Bernardo | SAFIRE Director of Marketing

Noelani Bernardo is a third-year undergraduate student at University of California, Irvine who is working to get their B.A. in Psychological Sciences and a minor in Sociology. Currently, Noelani serves as SAFIRE's Director of Marketing. Noelani will be graduating in Spring 2022, where she will then pursue a career in optometry with the goal of opening her own optometry clinic to provide quality healthcare to underserved communities.


 

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

WORKSHOP SESSION 3 - OPTION B: Financing Grad School on the Undocumented Wallet

LOCATION: MOSS A

Are funds a stressor for you? Do you want to learn about how to finance graduate school and master’s programs? Can you survive financially in graduate school? Financing graduate school is not a clear cut method! Join our final workshop of the graduate track to learn about personal experiences on financing PhD and master's programs. This workshop will also outline the difference between scholarships, fellowships & grants and how to successfully apply.

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Diana Carreño | UCI DREAM Center Scholar in Residence, PhD Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Diana Carreño is a PhD candidate in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is a member of Dr. Shahrdad Lotfipour’s lab. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of adolescent drug addiction. She previously was awarded the UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence Ambassador Summer Fellowship. In addition to research, she mentors undergraduates in STEM to help them achieve their career and personal goals. Having previously served for two years as a mentor at the UCI DREAM Center, she was selected to co-lead their Scholars-in-Residence program where she works to provide professional development to undocumented undergraduate and graduate students. In addition , she is a Leadership Coach for Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience: Partnering in Leadership for Undergraduate Students (DECADE PLUS) Program by mentoring Chancellor’s Excellence Scholars.


 

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

WORKSHOP SESSION 3 - OPTION C: DREAM Project Fellowship Info Session

LOCATION: MOSS COVE B

Curious about the DREAM Project Fellowship? Interested in applying for the 2022-2023 academic school year? Join this workshops to learn all about the DREAM Project Fellowship and how you can apply!

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Eloisa Amador-Romero | UCI DREAM Center Assistant Director

Eloisa Amador-Romero joined the DREAM Center team as the Associated Director in December 2021. Her passion and commitment of undocumented and immigrant community has pushed her to pursue her career in higher education. Eloisa was a key individual in the establishment of the Titan Dream Center at Cal State Fullerton.

Eloisa is a first-generation college graduate, born and raised in Mexico City, and an undocumented immigrant for 18 years of her life. She earned a Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont; and a bachelor's degree in Science in Human Services and a bachelor's degree in Art in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Chicano/a Studies at California State University, Fullerton.

Eloisa is passionate for equitable education and access to higher education to all students and she is very excited to be serving the UCI Students and community.


 

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Alejandra Jeronimo Ixta | UCI DREAM Center Program Coordinator

Alejandra Jeronimo Ixta graduated from UCI in 2020 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Criminology. She is a proud Anteater and is excited to be back at UCI. During her time at UCI, she was involved with the undocumented student organization, Students Advocating For Immigrant Rights and Equity (SAFIRE), where she supported and advocated for fellow undocumented students through events and programs hosted by the organization. She has also been involved with the Student Alumni Association and served as Vice President of Membership during her last year at UCI. Alejandra is excited to continue supporting the undocumented student community and their families.


 

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

WORKSHOP SESSION 3 - OPTION D: DREAM Project Fellowship Panel Presentations

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - PLEASE CHECK DROP DOWN MENU

In these sessions you will hear from DREAM Project Fellowship fellows and their year-long projects conducted across the UCI campus.

CLOSING

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Awards and Recognition | LOCATION: DOHENY BEACH ABCD

It's time to celebrate and party!

In this closing session, we would like to honor those who made powerful impact on this community. Join this session for our awards ceremony.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Campus Tour | LOCATION: DOHENY BEACH ABCD

Curious about what UCI looks like and has to offer? Join the campus tour to check out our beautiful campus!


This event is funded by:

 UCI Student Affairs Equity in Mental Health Initiative.


 

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