Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

Mayra Pelagio

Fellow

“Environmental science was the thread that linked my life back in Mexico to my new community in San Jose.”

Mayra Pelagio, former Higher Education Fellow and one of the storytellers during the Welcome Week in San Jose, …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

Kai Martin

Entrepreneur, Fellow

“The drive and the hustle just became natural to me. I was determined never to sit still and never say I couldn’t do it, because I know I can always find something to do.”

Meet Kai …

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Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Financial Support Guide for DREAMers

Finding help with legal fees, immigration applications, tuition assistance and more.

By Greyson Holliday
Greyson Holliday Graduate Career Advisor
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‘Women definitely have a place here’: Women in manufacturing are building more inclusive future

The following story highlights several women who are pursuing careers in manufacturing, a field in which women are underrepresented. Importantly, Women in Manufacturing‘s Nebraska chapter is highlighted as an organization that provides support, opportunities and networking for women in …

By Greyson Holliday
Greyson Holliday Graduate Career Advisor
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Women in Natural Resources

More and more women are pursuing careers in fisheries, wildlife, forestry, water studies and climate sciences. Read this story about some women in Nebraska, including many at UNL, who are doing important work related to natural resources.

By Greyson Holliday
Greyson Holliday Graduate Career Advisor
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Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

Amrit

Entrepreneur

“If we’re not all working towards being free and helping our community, who are we really helping?”

Amrit, an undocumented filmmaker and one of the Entrepreneurship Fund Kickstarter Grant Winners, shares her motivation to convince her family to …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

“There’s a ceiling with DACA. Yes, you can work, but there is a ceiling. And that ceiling I wanted to shatter.”

Nancy, Entrepreneur, Fellow

Nancy, former Entrepreneurship Fellow at Immigrants Rising, decided to leave the United States to expand her …

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Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

ILIANA G. PEREZ

ENTREPRENEUR, STAFF

“I graduated in 2009 with a degree in math. I chose a subject that I thought would open opportunities here or in another country. Given that this was way before DACA, I definitely thought about …

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Personal Stories by Immigrants Rising

“It’s important that we highlight the intersectionality of being both Black and undocumented because of the way in which Black immigrants are disproportionately impacted by this immigration system.”

Denae Joseph, Entrepreneur

Denea Joseph joins KQED Forum host Mina Kim on …

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Letty Garcia Career Advisor
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Nonprofit in Residence

Nonprofit in Residence is a great opportunity for students to stop by, meet with a different nonprofit organization and learn about their industries, internships and volunteer opportunities!

This event is held during the fourth week of every month in the …

By University Career Services
University Career Services
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