Born in Lima, Peru, Sofia Campos migrated to the United States with her family at six years old. She was raised in Highland Park, a small neighborhood in LA, and became involved in the immigrant youth movement through IDEAS at UCLA after discovering she was undocumented. As an undergraduate, she taught UCLA’s first “Undocumented Student Experience” seminar and organized with the California DREAM Act, the federal DREAM Act, and the Right to Dream campaigns. In June 2012, President Obama announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) due to our immigrant youth led organizing and to date, over 600,000 immigrant youth have benefited from this legal relief.
After graduating from UCLA in 2012, Sofia became Project Coordinator at the UCLA Labor Center’s Dream Resource Center. There, she helped coordinate the national book tour for Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement and the nation’s first CDF Freedom School focused on immigrant identity through popular education. She serves as Board Chair of United We Dream, the first and largest network of undocumented immigrant youth, and will earn her Master’s in City Planning from MIT in 2015. Sofia is a commitment to building sustainable, transformative youth-led movement for the sake of our beloved community and liberation