Oscar Hernandez Ortiz
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO.
“I worked as a fifth-grade teacher through Teach for America and am now a prospective law student. I also serve on the Latinx Advisory Board for the Arizona Department of Education.”
TELL US WHY YOUR WORK MATTERS…
“In my role as a teacher, I have a direct impact on improving the lives of my students and their families. My work allows me to lift our community, support my family, and sway the perception of the value of immigrants in this country.”
WHAT UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES DO DREAMERS BRING TO THEIR WORK?
“As one of 15,000 DACA teachers across the country and an immigrant growing up in an anti-immigrant state, I am accustomed to facing challenges and uncertainty. I have learned to thrive in these circumstances and to use my voice to advocate for permanent status for DACA holders.”