Tanya CabreraWith a passion for education, Tanya Cabrera creates access to higher education for all studentswithin the community, in particular the immigrant and undocumented population. She is theAssociate Director of Minority Outreach and Undocumented Student Liaison at IIT, IllinoisInstitute of Technology. In 2012, she was appointed as a commissioner to raise funds for aprivate scholarship for undocumented students in Illinois (Illinois Dream Fund Commission).She is a native Chicagoan raised in the Pilsen/Little Village community. Graduated fromNorthern Illinois University, she has received numerous award for her teaching profession:Compadre Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Pepsi Educator of the Year Award;Teacher of the Year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Counselor of the Year; BoardMember of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics Science & Technology (NCSSSMST)About the talk:Tanya Cabera shares the idea of Dream Fund at TEDxIIT. The children of the undocumentedimmigrants experience the constant fear of deportation and numerous psychological traumas.About TEDx:In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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