Erick Leyva

Position: Pre-Health Dreamers Project Manager

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Erick immigrated to Orange County, CA from Mexico City when he was five years old. Erick is a recent graduate from UCLA, where he received his degrees in Anthropology and Chicana/o studies. He is currently completing a post baccalaureate program in pre-medicine. As a future physician, Erick intends to serve the low-income and immigrant communities throughout California by providing access to holistic and culturally sensitive health care. From the beginning of his educational journey, Erick has been organizing throughout Southern California for immigrant health and civil rights, and the passage of policies that support immigrant communities.

As the program manager for Pre-Health Dreamers, he intends to use his experiences as an undocumented immigrant, as well as knowledge gained from such experiences, to alleviate barriers for future undocumented students in higher education and undocumented students pursuing health professions.