Kathy Nuñez

Internal President

Hi everyone (: my name is Kathy Nuñez and I’m a junior majoring in Global Affairs. I was born in the United States, but my family is originally from El Salvador. I’m an ally to the immigrant community and I’m proud of my family’s heritage. Did you know that 16.7 million people in the country have at least one person in their household with an uncertain status? The number of mixed-status families continues to grow and they all feel the effects of immigration policies..

Maricielo Ampudia Gutierrez

Internal Vice President

Hi team, my name is Maricielo Ampudia Gutierrez. I transfered from NOVA and am now a senior at Mason. My major is in creative writing, with a concentration in poetry. I was born in Peru and am a DREAMer with DACA. As a writer, I’ve realized how much the Latinx community is underrepresented and misrepresented in the media. For example, a 2016 USC study found that out more than 11,000 speaking roles surveyed in film and TV, only 5.8% were Hispanic or Latinx (even though we’re one of the most avid movie goers!)

Paola Choque

Secretary

Hello! My name is Paola Choque Villarroel and I am the secretary for Mason Dreamers this year! I am a sophomore majoring in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a concentration in Justice and Reconciliation. I was born in Bolivia and moved to the United States at the age of 5. I’ve been living in Falls Church ever since so the US is my home as well! Did you know that according to a study at the University of California, DACA significantly improved the mental and emotional well-being of undocumented students! Students reported feeling less fear, exclusion and anxiety under DACA.

Hanool Lim

Treasurer

Hey friends, my name is Hanool Lim and I am a Senior studying Marketing. My family is from Korea, but I was born in Saudi Arabia. I am thrilled to be a part of Mason DREAMers & hope to create a positive impact within this great organization/community!

Areli Cardoso

Undocually Coordinator

My name is Areli and I’m a junior majoring in global affairs and french. My family is from Puebla, Mexico (VIVA MEXICO), and I’ve lived in NYC and in Virginia.
Did y’all know that the last immigration reform was passed in 1986

Katherine Trejo

Public Relations Chair

My name is Katherine Trejo and I am a sophomore this year and am the Public Relations Chair for Mason DREAMers this academic year. I am a Conflict Analysis and Resolution major with a minor in French. I was born here but my mother is from Bolivia and my father is from El Salvador. I look forward to seeing new faces at our meetings and events and feel free to reach out to me for any questions!

Katherine Leon

Undocually Coordinator

My name is Katherine Leon. I’m a junior majoring in Human Development & Family Science. I’m from Ilopango, El Salvador and came to the United States at 9 months old. This is my home! 🙂 Did you know Mason DREAMers holds 3 UndocuAlly Trainings per semester? Come out to one of our trainings and learn how to be ally to our undocumented community!

Marian Almanza

Digital Content Chair

My name is Marian. I am a senior majoring in Government and International relations. Although I am originally from Bolivia, I have spent most of my life in Virginia. This area is my home away from home. Did y’all know that immigrants make up 12% of Virginia’s population?

Ricardo Amaya

Webmaster

My name is Ricardo Amaya, I’m a third year Computer Science major. I was born in El Salvador and came to the US when I was 13. Did you know that the estimated loss of GDP that the U.S. stands to lose, should DACA recipients be removed from the country and the workforce, is $460 billion?