Belén Sisa 

Associate

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Belén Sisa was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and arrived in the United States with her family when she was 6 years old. Belén began to become active in the immigrant rights community and in politics when she witnessed the effects it had on her family and personal life as an undocumented student in 2012 after graduating high school in Florence, AZ, home to one of the state’s largest immigrant detention centers. Belén has helped organize student marches through Arizona State University that led to winning in-state tuition for DACA students at public universities in AZ, as well as helping fight against deportations in her community. Her passion to give back led her to work for Mi Familia Vota in 2015 where she registered minority voters and organized citizenship fairs for low income families. She later joined the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign as a staffer in December 2015 and later became the first in her family to graduate with a college degree. Belen is one of the co-founders of Undocumented Students for Education Equity at ASU, with the mission to openly address representation of undocumented students, contribute to a safe and respectful campus environment, and for equitable access to education and educational resources. Following the Trump administration's decision to end DACA, Belén was arrested two times doing civil disobedience in Washington, D.C. demanding that Congress pass a Clean Dream Act. During her second arrest she was a member of the #Dream7 participating in a 6-day jail strike and hunger strike in DC jail. In the last two election cycles, Belén was the Arizona Media Manager for Nextgen America’s 2018 youth vote campaign and the National Latino Press Secretary for Bernie 2020 where she continued the fight for a country that works for all of us, not just the few.