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DREAMer Resource Office (DRO) Team

Fina Espino

Fina Espino

DREAMer Resource Office Coordinator
(760) 750-4863
 

Hello! My name is Fina and I joined the DRO in 2019. Prior to my role here I have worked with the U.S Immigration Policy Center at UCSD and with the UndocuResearch Project and am also a CSUSM alumni. As the Coordinator for the DREAMer Resource Office I will be your advocate and am here to ensure that all students have the opportunity and support to successfully meet their academic goals.

Valentina Martinez Rodriguez

Valentina Martinez-Rodriguez

DREAMer Resource Office Program Specialist
 

Hello! My name is Valentina and I am thrilled to be a part of the DRO family. Through my role, my goal is to empower students with the necessary tools and resources that they need to ensure personal and academic success while at CSUSM and beyond. More than anything, I am excited to be able to serve,advocate and uplift our community and I am looking forward to  connecting with you all this year!

Contact Us

Services will be provided virtually and in person for Spring 2022
 
Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Craven Hall 4100J
Telephone: (760) 750-4863
Email: dreamers@csusm.edu

2021-2022 DREAMer Peer Mentors

Albany Silva

Albany Silva Sanchez

DREAMer Resource Office Peer Mentor 

Hello, my name is Albany and I am excited to be a part of the DRO family as an ambassador. I transferred from Santa Ana Community College this Fall 2021 semester. I look forward to supporting our student community with the tools and resources offered to be successful. Hoping to build relationships and become a better advocate/ally to the undocumented community as well.

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Cecilia Silva Villalba

DREAMer Resource Office Peer Mentor

Hello everybody! My name is Cecilia, I prefer Ceci my pronouns are she/her/hers/ella. I am a transfer student from MiraCosta College with a major in Sociology. I am a first-generation DACAmented student and I am here at the DREAMer Resource Center(DRO) to help other students like myself to know that there are resources available for us. We can and should be using the resources to help us be successful. I decided to join the DRO because I was part of UPRISE in MiraCosta and I saw firsthand the help they give to students and their families. I want to help other students and our community to navigate this new world college as many of us are first-generation and it can be very hard and lonely if you do not know anyone who might be in the same position as you and not knowing how to do certain things. If you ever need help stop by the DRO office! Or just to say hi we are here to help!

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Dulce Jimenez

DREAMer Resource Office Peer Mentor

Hello everybody, my name is Dulce Jimenez my pronouns are She/Her/Hers/Ella. I am a first-generation college student, a transfer from Imperial Valley College, and I am a third-year history single subject major with a minor in education studies. I am excited to work at the DRO and look forward to helping students and learning new things to be able to help in the community. Here at DRO I hope to be able to help students in many ways and be a supportive ally to the community.

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Isabel Valenzuela

DREAMer Resource Office Peer Mentor

Hello, my name is Isabel Valenzuela and I am a first-generation college student at Cal State San Marcos. I am currently working towards a single subject history degree. I hope to someday use that degree and become a history teacher for high school students. I look forward to helping many people while working here at the Dreamers Resource Office.

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Paula Serrano

DREAMer Resource Office Peer Mentor

Hello, my name is Paula Serrano Tovar. My gender pronouns are She/Her/Hers/Ella. I am currently a fourth-year student double majoring in Economics and Global Studies with a minor in Spanish. My goals are to learn how to be a better ally and create a safe, inclusive, and positive space for our undocumented and mixed-status community with the necessary tools, resources, and support to students and their loved ones to help them in their academic journey. I am excited and grateful to be part of the Dreamer Resource Office, to help, and advocate for the undocumented and mixed-status community!

 

2021-2022 DREAMer Ambassadors

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Aurora Carrillo Reyes

DREAMer Resource Office Ambassador

My name is Aurora Carrillo and I am a Human Development Major with an emphasis in Health Services. My pronouns are she/her. I chose to work at the DRO to be able to help assist students and families with the necessary resources. I will devote my time to support the DRO's mission to provide a safe and welcoming environment. Along with helping them achieve personal, academic, and professional goals. I hope to learn how to become a better ally for the undocumented and mixed-status community.

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Cindy Aguilar

DREAMer Resource Office Ambassador  

Hi! My name is Cindy Aguiar and my pronouns are she/her/hers/ella. I transferred from Palomar College with an AA in General Studies with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences. This May I will be graduating with a BA in Criminology & Justice Studies and a minor in Sociology. I joined DRO because we (my family) had to endure many hardships as a result of my amás legal status in the U.S. As a child I lived with the fear that I would be separated from my amá if we were to get in any legal trouble. Now that I am finding my voice I want to support my undocumented immigrant community and become a better ally. I hope to use my formal education by working for a non-profit organization in immigrant social services. 

Luis Alvarez

Luis Alvarez

DREAMer Resource Office Ambassador

Being a first generation student made me realize how grateful and successful I’ve become. I’ve failed many times, but I still managed to overcome obstacles that prevent me going forward. As an alumni, now I can say that I did it. 

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Maria Ramos

DREAMer Resource Office Ambassador

Hello! My name is Maria Ramos and I am a DRO ambassador. I am a fourth year Human Development major with a concentration in Health Services. I am a first generation college student and wanted to be a part of the DREAMer Resource Office to help students receive support and promote their academic success. I am very excited to help and advocate for the undocumented and mix-status community.

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Miriam Ortega

DREAMer Resource Office Ambassador

My name is Miriam Ortega and I am a Human Development major. My pronouns are she/her. I decided to become a part of DRO because as an AB540 student, I'm familiar with the challenges that being undocumented brings individuals and families. I can empathize with others about the issues revolving around being undocumented, and it's an important topic to me. DRO provides resources to those in a similar situation as mine, and I'd love to help make them known and attainable to those in need. I look forward to working with the DRO team to expand my knowledge and be of service to the undocumented and mixed-status community

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Velini Roque Avendano

DREAMer Resource Office Ambassador

Hello, my name is Velini Roque Avendano. I am a transfer student from Palomar College, my major is sociology, and I am currently in my last year of college. My pronouns are she/her/ella. I am a new intern at the Dream Resource Office. As a mentor for DRO students, my goal is to learn how to be a better ally. I’m excited to learn about the program, information, and how I can help students achieve their academic and personal goals.