The mission for this website is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies (including educators, counselors, and administrators). They post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system while undocumented, information on how to apply for DACA, key upcoming immigration-related events, news on immigration policies, and much more. Most importantly, they want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.
With over 1.6 million views, hundreds of resources shared, over 100 schools and organizations, sharing our work with their networks, and over 50 guest contributors, My Undocumented Life has become one of the largest online platforms serving undocumented community members across the country since 2011.
Background of the Creator:
My name is Carolina and I created this online platform in 2011. Having navigated the educational system as an undocumented student I faced multiple challenges. Thankfully, I had a community to support me along the way. I created My Undocumented Life as a way to give back and provide support to fellow undocumented students. I am happy to say that since 2011, My Undocumented Life has reached over one million views as we continue to grow thanks to our loyal readers and passionate team of guest contributors.
My personal background: I grew up undocumented in the United States since the age of twelve. I navigated middle school, high school, college, and three years of graduate school as an undocumented student. I recently completed my PhD from Harvard University.
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