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Greisa Martinez

Greisa Martinez Rosas is the Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream—the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country with more than 400,000 members. In this role, Greisa is a UWD strategist and also implements UWD’s vision as the organization continues to build power throughout the country. In 2006, Greisa led student walk-outs in Texas that we’re part of the historic national mobilization. As a result, she began organizing to help young Latinos register to vote in her hometown of Dallas, TX, and has since become a fearless defender of her undocumented community and a staunch advocate for the rights of women. Originally from Hidalgo, Mexico, Greisa migrated to the U.S. with her parents at a young age and grew up in Texas. While studying Biology at Texas A&M University, she co-founded the first undocumented youth-led organization in the conservative university’s more than 100 year history. Greisa is a leading voice in the progressive movement, and has been featured in CNN, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BBC, Telemundo, and Univision, among others. Greisa is the living embodiment of the United We Dream spirit -- transforming personal adversity into hope and personal power that has inspired thousands of others into action.