Dalia Lorena Gonzalez Lomeli is a recent UCLA graduate who majored in International Development Studies and minored in French. She was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; migrated to the United States with her family at the age of three; and grew up in a small town in the Central Coast known as Salinas, CA. Previously, Dalia worked at the Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars at UCLA for the programming department, coordinating programs for the international community.
In addition to her international interests, as an undocumented student, she has a strong desire to work in promoting social justice for the immigrant community here in the U.S. This past year she participated in a research program called UndocuBruins where she conducted a comparative study on the family reunification policies across the U.S., Canada, and Sweden. Dalia hopes to take a gap year before she continues her education in either Public Policy or Law where she could impact the immigrant community directly through policy or legal practice.