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Elizabeth Meza Torres

Student Coordinator

emeza7@ucmerced.edu

Elizabeth Meza Torres is an current fourth-year Political Science & Spanish Double Major and at UC Merced. She comes from Delano, California but was originally born in Culiacán, Sinaloa. She’s a first-generation undocumented scholar and an older sister of five with hardworking farm working parents. This year, she will be interning as a Legal Intern for Castaneda Lopez, PC. In addition, she will be serving as the President for Pi Sigma Alpha and a Law Clerk executive for the 2021-2022 academic year. This year her goal as a Student Coordinator is to invest more time for her community and advocate on their behalf to the best of her abilities through her various positions. She is thankful for the undocumented community on campus and loves when students reach out! Lastly, her goal for the year is to help guide undocumented students to higher education and give them the resources to help them achieve their goals. Personally, she hopes to serve as a mentor for the students by pursuing a JD in Immigration Law

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Luis Figueroa Ramos

Student Coordinator

lfigueroaramos@ucmerced.edu

Originally from Jalisco Mexico, Luis emigrated to the US at the age of three to Napa CA; where he was raised and completed his K-12 education. During his K-12 education, Luis found a passion for science and found gratification in being an aid and resources to others. Discovering these passions early on, Luis decided to pursue a major in Biology, with an emphasis on molecular and cellular biology. Now as a fourth-year, Luis has decided on continuing his higher education by pursuing a master's in genetic counseling. As a student coordinator for Services for Undocumented Students, Luis is excited to learn more about and to serve the undocumented community of UC Merced, as he attentively awaits with an open mind and ears. Luis is also currently in the process of finishing his first book, he loves painting, his favorite color is green, and he loves sea turtles! If you have any questions or need someone to talk to don't hesitate in contacting him!

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Fatima Gabriela Ibanez

Student Coordinator

fibanez2@ucmerced.edu

Fatima Gabriela Ibanez is a third year Psychology major student at UC Merced. Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico but raised in Baldwin Park, California. She is a first-generation undocumented student with no siblings and a family of three. Proudly a Dream .US recipient, education is immensely important for Fatima. Her aspiration is to become a licensed marriage and family therapist. Involved in many clubs and organizations such as PSI CHI honor’s society and tennis club, she also has an interest in photography. Joining the team was a goal she wanted to pursue since freshman year. Her passion for helping the undocumented community only grows, as she wants to reciprocate all the assistance that was given to her by the lovely office Services for Undocumented Students.

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Adrian Buitron Boada

Student Coordinator

abuitronboada@ucmerced.edu

Adrian Buitron Boada is a third year Mechanical Engineer student at UC Merced. He was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador till at the age of sixteen he moved to Los Angeles, California. He decided to leave his family and friends behind to pursue his dreams of becoming an engineer. Soon, as an English learner and undocumented student, he experienced and learned of the struggles that young people like him have to go through in the U.S. This sparked his passion for helping the undocumented and immigrant community where he felt to be part of. Currently, he holds a position as a Co-founder of the Ascending Scholars Mentorship Program which helps immigrant and undocumented high school students in Merced county to find a support system. He is the director of Diversity and Inclusion at the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) for the 2021-2022 board, and runs on the Cross Country Team at UC Merced. His constant and tireless dedication have granted him many opportunities which he uses to uplift undocumented students at UC Merced and the communities in the surroundings of Merced county. In the future, Adrian would like to bring positive change through innovation in the aerospace and technology industry and give back to society through his talents.  

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Dayana Alejandra Nunez

Student Coordinator

dnunez26@ucmerced.edu

Dayana Nunez is an incoming third-year Public Health Major and Minor in Psychology. She was born in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco but migrated to Pittsburg, California at the age of 4. She's a first-generation student, a DACA recipient, and the youngest of five siblings. She hopes to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant to help underrepresented minorities by helping break the physical language barrier in the medical field. As a Student Coordinator, she is really excited to be able to help the undocumented community and allies by spreading resources and newly obtained knowledge. 

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