Beleza Chan

Position: Opportunities Outside the U.S. Project Lead


In 2007, Beleza was part of Immigrants Rising’s first cohort of scholarship recipients. After living in the U.S. for seven and a half years from high school until post-university, and without hopes of seeing immigration reform passed, she decided to return to Brazil. Later, she moved to China for an MBA program. Beleza recently returned to the U.S. after her family’s petition and 10-year bar waiver were approved. She is currently starting her own educational technology startup to help children learn English using AI technology.

At Immigrants Rising, she co-leads the Opportunities Outside the U.S. project, an initiative focused on empowering undocumented youth to consider fulfilling their human potential outside of the U.S.