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Anarely Marquez is a first generation Dreamer in her last year of college at CSU! Anarely will be graduating in May with a degree in Political Science and Ethnic Studies and a minor in Legal Studies. Anarely grew up in Commerce City, Colorado, and has had first hand experience navigating the broken immigration system. "I remember the fear. People were just scared to live their lives, go to the doctor, report crimes. Immigrants just aren't aware of their rights," says Marquez. Anarely hopes to pursue a career as an immigration lawyer and help arm communities with knowledge of their rights.
Fatima Lizardo is a first generation Latina completing her last year of college. She is a double major in Ethnic Studies and Political Science, with a minor in legal studies. Fatima is interested in pursuing a career in immigration law after seeing the devastating impacts of deportation among her community. She is determined to advocate for marginalized communities by correcting a system that breaks families apart.
Lorena Fuentes strives to become a civil rights lawyer. She is passionate about civil rights and hopes to break the cycle of harm placed on vulnerable populations by those in positions of power. She refuses to remain silent against the systems of oppression that exist and ultimately hopes to challenge the inhumane and slavery conditions of the prison system and the institutions that are making profit from those who are enslaved.
Brithany Gutierrez is a first generation Latina graduating in December. She will be graduating with an Ethnic Studies Major and minors in sociology and women’s studies. Brithany became inspired to pursue a career in immigration law after having to navigate a broken immigration system from an early age. She hopes to help underrepresented communities and change policies which have negatively impacted immigrant communities.
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