“I continuously hear people say ‘we are the citizens of tomorrow’ or ‘young people are the future,’ but young people are leaders of today. Dreamers are citizens of today.” -- Liliana
Liliana Campos is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach where she received a B.A in Psychology. She believes her leadership work began when she immigrated to the U.S. with her family at the age of seven and since then has been driven to strive in school, at home and in her community. Since 2009, Liliana has been a Health Educator and Program Coordinator at the Center for Youth in Redwood City, where she has led a Young Latina Women’s Health Group, develops and implements Health Education sessions for 10th-12th graders, co-facilitates a Peer Education Program, and coordinates an Alternative to Suspension Program. Liliana has worked closely with the Immigrant Youth Action Team (IYAT) in Redwood City to outreach and educate the community about struggles of hard-working immigrant youth by hosting annual fundraising events to support Sequoia High School's Dream Club members and help students voice their stories. She has mentored and worked with undocumented students enrolled in the Health Careers Academy at Sequoia High School. In 2011, she was a scholarship recipient of the first national internship program of the UCLA Labor Center and interned at Legal Aid Society of San Mateo, where she helped coordinate a new project called LIBRE (Linking Immigrants to Benefits, Resources, and Education). She is currently preparing to enroll in graduate school to pursue her master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Her biggest accomplishment thus far has been being able to inspire and mentor her three brothers, all of whom are enrolled in college.