President: Paola Sanchez Valdez
Paola Sanchez Valdez is a fourth year student from Lynchburg, Virginia studying Youth & Social Innovation and Global Studies in Education. She is the founder and current president of DREAMers On Grounds.
Vice President: Rawda Fawaz
Rawda Fawaz is a 3rd year from Queens, New York studying Political and Social thought. She will be serving as DREAMers Vice President for the 2017-2018 school year. When she’s not busy with academics or CIOs, she can be found under the nearest tree reading short stories or listening to slam.
UndocuAlly Co-Chairs: Katherine Soba
Hi Everyone! My name is Kathy and I’m the co-coordinator of DREAMers’ UndocuAlly Trainings. I’m an Ecua-rican from the Bronx, majoring in Kinesiology on the pre-med track. I’m super pumped to serve on the executive board once again and watch this CIO flourish even further! My main goal for our trainings is to revamp it to be more interactive, with new case studies and activities, in order to promote critical thought & analysis about the hurdles that undocumented individuals face here in the United States.
UndocuAlly Co-Chairs: Hannah (Mel) Borja
Hannah Melissa Borja, or Mel, is a third year in the College of Arts & Sciences. She serves as one of Dreamers on Grounds’ UndocuAlly Co-Chairs. She is a Global Security and Justice major who hopes to focus on conflicts surrounding migration and immigration.
Fun fact: She is the founder and owner of Pride on the Corner, a nonprofit organization that seeks to make The Corner at UVa safer and more inclusive to LGBTQ+ students.
Secretary: Catherine Toro
My name is Catherine Toro and I am a third year from Baltimore, Maryland. I am studying Psychology and African American Studies and I am the Secretary for DREAMers on Grounds.
Fun Fact: I loooooooove bachata
Community Outreach Co-Chair: Eddie Castillo
Eddie Castillo is a Fourth Year, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Philosophy. He’s from Virginia Beach, VA (757). He is one of the Outreach Chairs for DREAMers on Grounds this year!
FUN FACT: I currently reside in Hawaii.
Community Outreach Co-Chair: Daisy Mosqueda
Webmaster: Katelyn Foltz
Katelyn Foltz is a Fourth Year from Woodstock, Virginia. She is majoring in Sociology and Global Studies: Securities & Justice and minoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This is my second year as Webmaster for DREAMers on Grounds!
FUN FACT: I love to travel! I’ve been to 15 countries and 4 continents (& countingggggg)
Public Relations: Kirandeep Gill
Kiran Gill is a third year student from Woodbridge, Virginia and is majoring in Foreign Affairs with a minor in South Asian Studies. She is serving as public relations for DREAMers On Grounds.
Fun Fact: She is currently learning her fourth language.