Alejandro Fuentes Mena and Tania Chairez are two DACAmented educators in Colorado with roots in Chile and Mexico, respectively. Amidst the national immigration debate that threatens their personal safety and professional futures, they seek to showcase their humanity and declare themselves Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic. Will you stand and fight alongside them and the 11 million other undocumented people in the U.S.? Born in Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Tania Chairez came to the United States with her parents to live the American Dream. Tania received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. As a publicly undocumented immigrant, Tania has been a community organizer centered around immigrant rights since 2011, taught 7th and 8th grade English, and is now an advisor for college students who have graduated from KIPP Colorado Schools. Tania has been featured on the cover of TIME Magazine and was named one of 12 Inspiring Latinas Under 25 by Latina Magazine.
Alejandro Fuentes Mena was born in Valparaiso, Chile and grew up in San Diego, California after the age of four. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Through Teach for America, Alejandro was one of the first two DACAmented teachers in the nation and is now in his fifth year of teaching in Colorado. He regularly performs in an a cappella group, the StoryTellers303, and sings in the band, the Pink Hawks.