90,622 Marched - September 21st 2013 - NYC


Yvonne De La Pena
Chief Academic Officer, Plaza Familia


Raised in Mexico, I immigrated to Texas after high school with my parents and younger sister, where I obtained a B.S. in Computer Sciences from UT Austin. My next stop was at Silicon Valley where I worked as a software engineer for several years before entering graduate school. Recently I graduated from UCLA with a PhD in Education. During my free time I volunteer with non-profit organizations dedicated to making technology and computing more accessible to underrepresented youth.
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"Family unity; path to citizenship for individuals who contribute to our society and economic system; opportunities for young talent to join our workforce."