Alondra Naves was originally born in Zacatepec de Hidalgo, Morelos, Mexico, Alondra first came to the United States along with her mother, father, and older sister in 1997. Having lived in the Inland Empire for most of her life, Alondra attended Riverside City College where she met members of the IE-IYC and became increasingly involved throughout 2015. In early 2016, she became the Outreach Coordinator and now leads the IE-IYC’s Undocumented Mentorship Academy to make college resources more accessible to undocumented students and to help them find their niche in the social justice movement. Alondra’s biggest motivation to move forward and continue advocating for the undocumented community is the hope to see her parents retire comfortably and peacefully one day, without living in fear of their immigration status. She will be attending Cal Poly Pomona in the fall of 2016 as a Microbiology major and in the future, hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Public Health.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Dianey Murillo is Undocumented and a first generation transfer student at the University of California, Riverside majoring in Sociology. Originally born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She first migrated to the United States with her sister and parents in 2002 and has resided in Riverside, CA for over 15 years. She has been part of the IEIYC since February of 2013 and has been involve ever since. In May 2015 Dianey transitioned to be one of the IEIYC’s staff and serves as the collective’s Community Engagement Coordinator and is part of the steering committee for California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA). What motivates Dianey to continue working in the community is to create more visibility for the Inland Empire region at the state level and create more resources for the Immigrant community.
Mitzie Eunice Perez Esquite
Program and Development Organizer
Pronouns: She, Her, Ella
Mitzie Perez arrived to the Inland Empire at age 5, when her family migrated to the United States from Guatemala. Mitzie has been organizing alongside the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective (IEIYC) since the beginning of 2012 and now serves as the Program and Development Coordinator for the IE-IYC. She also serves as a steering committee member for Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ICIJ) and the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA). Mitzie hopes to continue supporting efforts that are crucial to the undocumented identity and to work in solidarity with black, Muslim, LGBTQIA* and other communities that are the most marginalized. Mitzie is currently attending Mount San Antonio College and will transfer to the University of California Riverside in the fall, where she will pursue a degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Mitzie is an unapologetically resilient, brown, #poderosa and undocumented!