Cynthia CarvajalShe/Her/Ella CUNY Director of Undocumented & Immigrant Student Programs, City University of New York
Cynthia Nayeli Carvajal is a scholar and practitioner at the intersection of immigration and education. Originally from Zapopan, Mexico she immigrated to East Los Angeles, CA at the age of five. Her personal and professional goals are grounded in her experience as a formerly undocumented immigrant, student, and community member for twelve years of her life. She previously served as the inaugural director for two immigration focused spaces: John Jay’s Immigrant Student Success Center and the CUNY-Initiative on Immigration and Education. In her current role she oversees immigrant student initiatives across 25 CUNY campuses.