Possibilities Outside of the U.S. Panel – Part 2
Wed 4/7 • 6PM PDT
Join the Undocumented Alumni Association of UCLA for the second part of their Possibilities Outside of the U.S. panel. Our panelists will share with us a part of their personal stories and their journey from being undocumented in the U.S. to now living in a different country.
Hear the testimonials of our amazing and courageous panelists about the exciting opportunities in other parts of the world.
Our panelists will be:
Putri Rahmaputri migrated to the United States from Indonesia with her parents in 2005 before moving to Canada in 2019 by herself. She transferred and graduated from UC Berkeley in December 2015. During her time at Cal she was involved in RISE and ASPIRE. Her experiences in APRISRE shaped what it meant to be undocumented and how to advocate for herself, her family, and her community. She currently lives in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, working in the healthcare field.
Cinthya Alaniz-Salazar was born in Mexico City and moved to Napa Valley, California at the age of two. She grew up in an immigrant community, participated in social activism and danced Ballet Folklorico for seventeen years. Cinthya is a first-generation immigrant student and attended community college where she attained associates degrees in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. She went on to transfer to UCLA in 2016 and graduate in 2018 earning a B.A. in International Development Studies, debt free! Shortly after graduating she moved to Sacramento where she participated in UC Davis’ UCCS internship program. As part of the program she interned for Vice Mayor Eric Guerra. She returned to Napa Valley to save enough money to move back to Mexico City after 24 years. Cinthya has been residing in Mexico City since early November 2020.
Lester Fox-Rosales was born in Costa Rica and arrived with his mother and younger brother at the age of fourteen. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biology. Due to the lack of graduate school opportunities Lester made the decision to leave the U.S. and attain an M.Sc degree in Germany. He is currently working as a conservation biologist in Brazil.
Mariela Gutierrez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and moved to the US with her parents in 1990. Mariela arrived in the US undocumented; she and her family settled in Los Angeles. Mariela attended LA public schools and went on to earn Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Chicanx Latinx Studies from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). She also obtained a Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Analysis of Education at CSULB and worked in Student Affairs for five years. In 2020, after living in the US for three decades without any permanent legal status, she immigrated to Canada and is now living in Toronto. She is currently a first year student at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. She is active on Instagram sharing her journey in Canada and law school as @dacamerican.
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Undocumented Alumni Association of UCLA
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