Darwin Velasquez was born in La Union, El Salvador. At 12-years-old, Darwin left for the U.S. with one set of clothes, his 11-year-old brother, and $250.
Darwin became a DACA recipient, the first in his family to graduate from high school and pursue higher education. In 2017, he became the first in his family to earn a college degree, graduating with a degree in International Studies and Global Politics from the University of San Francisco.
After graduation, Darwin joined College Track as the organization’s first National DREAMer Coordinator. As a liaison with the DREAMer population, Darwin’s ensures that students stay informed on the latest updates to immigration policy and how it affects their college and career journey. In this role, he also promotes resources for free or low-cost legal assistance, scholarships, internships, and safety procedures.
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