Maritza

Creative Writing Class

"I couldn't believe it. I could breathe again."

What does transformation look like at Immigrants Rising? Watch Maritza’s story about her journey to college.

Maritza first joined Immigrants Rising in 2016. She led Immigrants for Inclusion and Change, a peer-support group for undocumented students unable to benefit from state or federal policies such as DACA or in-state tuition. After working as a graphic designer for 20 years, Maritza is now pursuing her B.A. in American Studies at UC Berkeley.