May 2019 Newsletter

Check out these inspiring stories of Immigrants Rising’s family members rising above.

Luis Rivera Accepted into Harvard Medical School

Luis Rivera, Community Engagement Fellow from 2017 to 2019, becomes one of the two undocumented students accepted into Harvard Medical School this year. Learn More

Iliana Perez Obtains PhD in Education

Iliana Perez, Director of Research and Entrepreneurship, received her PhD in Education Policy, Evaluation and Reform from Claremont Graduate University. There are very few undocumented students in graduate school, and Latinos account for less than 5% of doctorates in the United States. Learn More

New Latthivongskorn Graduates from UCSF School of Medicine

New Latthivongskorn, 2010 and 2011 Scholarship Fund Recipient and Co-founder of Pre-Health Dreamers, became the first undocumented student to graduate from the UCSF School of Medicine. There are approximately 120 undocumented students currently in medical school. Learn More

Saba Nafees in New Documentary

Saba Nafees, 2018-2019 Entrepreneurship Fellow, has a new documentary, Dream With Me, which will premiere on June 9th. Learn More


How to Create Fellowship Programs (For Educational Institutions)
This resource shares how educational institutions can create “inclusive” fellowships that are available for all students regardless of immigration status. Learn More