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There are a variety of on-campus resources focused on supporting undocumented and DACA-mented students including DREAMzone office hours, Support Circles and the student-led Undocumented Students for Education Equity.
We encourage students to access additional services, via student services, career services, first-year success center, sun devil fitness, student and cultural engagement, and the disability resource center.
Thursday and Friday | Noon – 4 p.m.
Students are welcomed to meet with other DACA students who can help guide and assist students in finding the right opportunities and scholarships for them. Our staff will also be available to answer any questions.
Ricardo Llamas - Management Intern
Ricardo is a first generation university student. He moved to Arizona from California in 2010 to pursue higher education. He earned a B.A. in Transborder Studies and a minor in Art History at ASU before being admitted into an M.A. Communication program. Ricardo is dedicated to helping people attain a higher education regardless of their status. His interests include nonprofit work, art, and queer culture.
Berenice Pelayo - Student Specialist
Berenice is an Arizona native. Her parents are both immigrants who implemented the understanding of the immigrant narrative from a young age. That coupled with a personal interest in immigration's long history in the United States inspired her to get involved with DREAMzone. She is studying business law and is also a Barrett scholar. Her hobbies include traveling, reading and playing tennis.
Carlos Yanez - Student Specialist
Carlos is a DACA student originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, who migrated to Phoenix when he was 6 years old. He is a junior at ASU working towards his bachelors in justice studies and transborder studies. Carlos will be the first in his family to graduate college. He is passionate about immigration, the right of migration and is studying towards being an immigration lawyer.
Bi-weekly | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Support circle provides a safe place for undocumented students or students with undocumented parents to share their experiences and feelings with other students. DREAMzone works with Counseling Services at ASU to host these sessions. Students receive emotional support as well as advice on staying healthy.
Monica Pineda, M.A., LAC - Clinical Fellow, ASU Counseling Services
Monica Pineda is a clinical fellow. Her professional interests and specialties include emotional health, stress and crisis management, trauma, grief and loss, parenting, multi-racial/multi-cultural identity, underserved populations, and immigration. Pineda has her Masters in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a specialization in counseling and a Latino mental health concentration. Bilingual in Spanish and English.
Undocumented Students for Education Equity is a student-led organization on campus that focuses on advocacy for undocumented students and the broader immigrant community. Connect with USEE to learn ways you can get involved with the organization.
Downtown Phoenix campus
Carla Owen – Student Advocate
Downtown Post Office, Room 243
firstname.lastname@example.org | 602-496-4357
Elizabeth Wood – Student Advocate
Sutton Hall, Suite 240
Moses Hollis – Student Advocate
email@example.com | 480-965-6547
Lourdes Cloud – Student Advocate
University Center Building, Room 301
firstname.lastname@example.org | 602-543-8157