Angélica Esquivel is longtime advocate for undocumented immigrant youth and their families. She is currently the Program Coordinator of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) at De Anza Community College. VIDA houses the Leadership and Social Change Certificate that prepares students to be community leaders, agents of change, and responsible participants in civic life in general. Angélica began her commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion by working with undocumented immigrant youth and families to help them navigate through higher education, access to resources and their rights as human beings. She continues her commitment to advocate for access to meaningful higher education training to low-income people of color in her role at VIDA, CLP and as a community leader. She is pursuing her Master’s Degree in order to take on a new role as professor in the certificate program and beyond.