Our Stories: Brenda, Scholar (2014)

Brenda is a Mexican immigrant who won first place in the regional science fair in Environmental Science and started her high school’s Latino club. She also worked for two local nonprofits, one that advocates for immigrants and one that develops green space for youth across the city.  Brenda is studying civil engineering at the University of the District of Columbia.

Brenda was also featured in RISERS, a short film and portrait series which explores the cultural identify of young undocumented immigrants in Washington, D.C.