Maria Marroquin, Dream Activist

Maria Marroquin is a student activist and a founding member of DreamActivist.org, a multicultural, migrant youth-led, social media hub for the movement to pass the DREAM Act and pursue the enactment of other forms of legislation that aim to mend the broken immigration system. During the 2009-2010 campaign for the DREAM Act, DreamActivist.org served as the national website for the efforts.

As an undocumented youth who has been living in the United States for over eleven years, Maria lived in Philadelphia for the majority of her life and helped found an undocumented youth-led organization there, DreamActivist Pennsylvania.  She has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, Univision, CNN, and other national media outlets.  Maria recently moved to Chicago to pursue her education.  She is a student at Dominican University, where she is majoring in Political Science.  After graduation, she hopes to continue her involvement in the fight for social justice, immigrant rights, and accessibility to education.