Meet the Exec Board!


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.

Fun fact: She’s been vegan for 5 years!

Acting 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.

Vice President: Marcella Mollo

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: Nicole Leal
Nicole Leal is a second year from Lynchburg, Virginia. She is planning to major in American Studies with a concentration in race and ethnicity and minoring in Social Entrepreneurship. This is her first year on DREAMers on Grounds Exec serving as co-recruitment chair. Fun Fact: My first name is Claudia

UndocuAlly Co-Chairs (Studying Abroad Spring 2018): 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.



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


My name is Daisy Mosqueda and I’m from Ruckersville, Virginia. I’m a first-year hoping to major in Speech-Language Pathology and Global Development Studies. This will be my first year on DREAMers on Grounds Exec and I am excited to be serving as Community Outreach Co-chair!
Fun fact: My favorite ice cream flavor is pistachio

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.

Recruitment Chair: Natalia Heguaburo
My name is Natalia Heguaburo, and I am a third year from Boca Raton, Florida. My family is from Colombia and Uruguay. I am currently majoring in American Studies with a concentration in race and ethnicity. When I am not studying, I love getting milkshakes with friends and watching Parks and Rec!