Dream Act Presentation: Financing Your College Education
Time & Location
About The Fundraiser
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89038376212 (will only work when the event has started).
This webinar will provide information on applying to the California Dream Act, the financial aid application for undocumented students. This webinar will also provide a general step-by-step overview of the California Dream Act as well as additional steps that need to be taken after submitting the application.
About The Speakers:
Mayra Nunez Martinez (She/Her/Ella) has worked to provide low-income, first-generation youth with the resources necessary to be competitive college applicants and to be the first in their family to attend an undergraduate institution. As a former college access advisor with Wonderful Education and a high school biology teacher, Mayra saw the stark reality of students not being pushed to obtain more than just a high school diploma. This has ignited her interest in pursuing her doctoral degree in School Organization and Education Policy at UC Davis. Her goal is to study and address the educational inequities that negatively impact college access and retention for marginalized communities in geographically isolated areas.
Diana Salinas (She/Her/Ella), originally from Bakersfield, CA, is a public policy sophomore at the University of Southern California. She is currently interning in the social media and marketing position for Central Valley Scholars because she is determined to spark real change and make an impact on the accessibility to higher education. Like Central Valley Scholars, Diana is working on helping everyone be able to obtain their higher education regardless of their background. Her college application process was a huge struggle and she does not want anyone to experience that distress anymore. As a result, she took the initiative to create her own blog where she shares her experiences as a first-generation DACAmented woman of color in a PWI and resources that have helped her get where she is. Overall, Diana wants to create a community and a safe place where nobody has to feel alone nor lost.