Yamily Pardio

Yamily is a DACAmented immigrant from Yucatan, Mexico of Yucatec Maya and Chinese descent. She has been deeply impacted by her experiences, which led to her dedicating her youth to organizing in various realms of the immigrant movement. She was part of the first group of students advocating for Dream Resource Centers at Mt. San Antonio College in 2013. As a non-traditional student, she was able to benefit from those advocacy efforts years later when she returned to college in 2021 now that every college campus in California has a Dream Resource Center. While away from college, she focused her organizing efforts on stopping deportations and building mutual aid networks for immigrant transwomen. She is currently an undergraduate student at UCLA with the hopes of exploring the intersection of legal scholarship and cultural artifacts.