I was born in Morelia Michoacán Mexico and my family migrated to Pasadena CA when I was 1 years old. I began getting politically engaged when a couple of my friends were being discriminated against because they were undocumented while applying to college during high school. After learning and understanding the bias laws in both the state and federal against undocumented families, I decided to get involved. The result was co-forming the first AB540 student support group at Pasadena City College in 2007 with the support of CHIRLA, volunteering, and joining the California Dream Network. This has influenced me to pursue my B.A. Gender Ethnic, & Multicultural studies with a concentration of Chicana studies and a minor in Latin American Studies at Cal Poly Pomona
It is because of CHIRLA I was able to bring my advocacy work with me everywhere I went and had opportunities like; petitioning and lobbing for Dream Resource Centers across California, outreaching to undocumented students while I was a student ambassador at Cal Poly Pomona transfer center, and later being part of the committee that opened a Dream Resource center in 2017 at Cal Poly Pomona.