My name is Yesenia Capellino. With the hard work of many supporting me, I am proud to say that I’m a student at UCLA, majoring in Psychology. It is a surreal experience being undocumented, but now, more then ever, I am optimistic about my future. Since the passage of AB 131, I know I will have the financial help to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree and continue on to Graduate school and eventually working my way into getting a doctorate. Ultimately, I wish to fulfill my mothers desires for wanting a better life for me and my siblings.
I want to take what I learned in school and give back to the community that has helped shape me into the motivated person I am today. In California, we are very fortunate to have the support of our political leaders, through the passage of the CA DREAM Act, because it is a worthwhile investment, it gives all DREAMers ambition to keep fighting and pushing forward, toward our goals and DREAMS.