Viridiana Carrizales is the co-founder and CEO of ImmSchools. Prior to launching ImmSchools, she worked as the national managing director for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at Teach For America where she led the organization's efforts to recruit and place teachers with DACA in classrooms throughout the country. She began her journey as an immigrant activist in 2004 by co-founding a grassroots organization dedicated to organizing and informing undocumented students of their rights and access to higher education. Viridiana was born in Michoacán, Mexico and immigrated with her family to the United States when she was 11 years old. As a former undocumented immigrant, Viridiana is passionate about advocating and supporting undocumented students and their families.
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